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Backup to ZIP

   0.5a  

KDE Service Menu

Score 47%
Backup to ZIP
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Backup to ZIP
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Backup to ZIP
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Link:  Link
Minimum required   KDE 3.1.x
Downloads:  1210
Submitted:  May 10 2005
Updated:  May 1 2006

Description:

This little servicemenu offers the possibility to backup one or more files or folders into a ZIP-file.
There are some options:
- Save with compression or without.
- Save in the current folder or in a predefined backupdirectory
(changeable in /usr/bin/backup_to_zip)

SUPPORTED LANGUAGES:
German, English, French, Spanish and Czech.
If you like to translate it - you are welcome! Do it and send me then the files.

INSTALLATION:
The installation should be done as root!
1. Copy the file backup_als_zip.desktop into the folder /usr/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus (or to where your KDE-servicemenus are)
2. Open the folder with your prefered language and copy the file Backup_to_zip into the folder /usr/bin.
3. Open the copied file and set the path to your Backupdirectory (which has to exist!).

The program should afterwards be shown in the Contexmenu of the Konqueror under
ACTIONS|BACKUP TO ZIP.




Changelog:

0.5a (1. May 2006):
- Spanish translation added (thanks to Alejandro Cámara Iglesias)

0.5 (30. April 2006):
- Changed Answers of last question
- Shows now the diskusage of the backupdirectory
- (Not all texts are translated into all languages. If you could translate them, please write me)

0.4a (02. April 2006):
- Czech translation added (thanks to Petr Uzel)

0.4 (31. March 2006):
- Renamed to BACKUP_TO_ZIP
- Uses now graphical interfaces (kdialog)
- Option to change the name of the backup, if more than one file is selected
- Creates a LOG-file
- More entries in contexmenu
- Repaired bug with spaces in path
- French language added (thanks to Vincent Gay)

0.3 (02. August 2005):
- Repaired bad filenames on english KDE's
- Files are now stored without leading path

0.2:
- Works now on english kde's (testet on english kde 3.1)
- English translation added

0.1 (10. May 05):
- First publication of this script




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 English Please

 
 by phxguy on: May 11 2005
 
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The Code is not in English. Please use english.

I also get an Error. /../servicemenus/backup_als_zip.desktop has an invalid menu entry.

zip1.

It then repeats error about 4 or 5 times.

I assume its because its not in english.


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 Re: English Please

 
 by CaCO3 on: May 11 2005
 
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Its true, the code is (not yet) in english, but all other stuff is in english.
I will translate the code in a view days (I hope).
For your information:
In the code is nothing you need to understand, its only a small log :)

Can you explain your problem?
Where do you get the error?
And on which KDE-version?
Because I have only a german KDE (Version 3.4) I can't test it under english conditions.


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 Re: Re: English Plea

 
 by phxguy on: May 12 2005
 
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The errors pop-up when i right click on anything, a file, the desktop doesn't matter if i right click i get an error. Removing this backup as zip i no longer get any errors when i right click. Im using Kubuntu 5.04 Hoary Distro with KDE 3.4


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 Re: Re: Re: English

 
 by CaCO3 on: May 17 2005
 
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The new version (0.2) now works on engish kde's.
I too translated the script to english


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 still doesnt work

 
 by phxguy on: May 17 2005
 
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For some reason it still doesn't work.
I gave it execute right and when i right click it does show up in the actions menu but for some reason it opens a konsole and does nothing.


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 Re: still doesnt wor

 
 by CaCO3 on: May 17 2005
 
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hm...
is there any text in the console?
(The script has to start the console, so thats ok.
But then, it should start the script...)
I assume, you replaced both files?
backup_als_zip.desktop AND backup_als_zip.sh (from the folder EN)?

the script uses only the apps zip and beep.
Have you them installed?

Or it could be that your servicemenus-folder is on another place?
Please check (and modify if necessary).
On my kde, it is on ~/.kde/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus/backup_als_zip.sh
(where ~/ is a link to your home)


thank you for your patience!


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 Re: Re: still doesnt

 
 by phxguy on: May 18 2005
 
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both files are in the servicemenus folder. I have other service menus that work normally. When the konsole opens there is no text. Thew only thing there is a solid block cursor. I waited several seconds upto 30 and nothing happens.


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 Re: Re: Re: still do

 
 by CaCO3 on: May 18 2005
 
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can you copy the shell-script (backup_als_zip.sh) into another directory (for example /tmp ) ?

and then open a console in this directory and execute
./backup_als_zip.sh 0 h ./ ./backup_als_zip.sh


and send me the Output of the script?
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One thing, I think, that could be the problem:
The Kontexmenu starts the Terminal konsole, which has to be installed.


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: stil

 
 by phxguy on: May 20 2005
 
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i cpoied it to /tmp and ran the command as you said. Here is the output:


============================================================================
=============== Create Backup as ZIP-File [Version 0.2] ====================
================== Copyright 2005 by George Ruinelli =======================
======================= Updates: www.ruinelli.ch ===========================
============================================================================
- files/folders to safe: 1
- archive is created in:
.//
- archiv-name:
.//./backup_als_zip.sh_(05/19/2005_20-37-26).zip
- no compression
============================================================================
archiving starts now...
zip I/O error: No such file or directory

zip error: Could not create output file (.//./backup_als_zip.sh_(05/19/2005_20-37-26).zip)


============================================================================

ATTENTION
there was an error, the scripts will stop now!
please see to above error message!
============================================================================


(press enter to exit...)
./backup_als_zip.sh: line 98: beep: command not found


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

 
 by CaCO3 on: May 20 2005
 
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Hmm, I realy dont't know why it doesn't work :(

My Script starts good, but then the zip-command has a problem.
Can you test, if the zip-command is the problem?
try to start:
zip -0 -v -r ./archiv.zip ./backup_als_zip.sh
(again in /tmp).

If you again get an error, then it's not a failur of my program :|

the warning about the missing program beep should not be a problem.


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

 
 by mattepiu on: Jul 22 2005
 
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just change the date format as in my next
post, that's the I/O error

(%x gives "/" character wich isn't usable in filenames)



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 good

 
 by mattepiu on: Jul 21 2005
 
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Have to modify a bit to make it work.
(.sh file)
Beeps was almost useless for me so I
just commented out the line.
then I had problems with the date command,
I changed
date +'%x_%k-%M-%S'
to
date +'%F_%k-%M-%S'

since %x option showed me time in
dd/mm/yyyy format,with char "/" that I
can't use in filenames.

Now I just need to figure how to make zip
files (here) without adding previous path
(eg: if here is /home/user1 , don't have /home/user1 folder memorized in zips)


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 Re: good

 
 by CaCO3 on: Aug 2 2005
 
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Hello mattepiu
Have a look to the new version!

Now it should create allowed filenames on english KDE's and the files are stored without leading paths.

Because I could'nt test it on an english KDE, could you do it for me?


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 Very Very Useful

 
 by BorgQueen on: Apr 1 2006
 
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This a very use tool. Thank you so much. I'm going to add it to the Ark Linux k-servicemenu collection. Check Ark out, its an interesting project.


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