- I am planning on making a few minor fixes and also adding one more feature soon - the ability to save the archives to a directory of your choice instead of just putting them in the same folder as the source files!
- I've decided to re-write my script to a text-based version, if people like that better. I tried to keep as many features as possible, but it is slightly less idiot-proof
- How does everyone like the new interface!? If you want the original one, get the "Modified Interface" package (second one) instead - it's the same except it uses the old-style dialogs, but all the 2.1 features are still there!
Current Version Info:
- Version 2.1 is done!
- The script can be found attached, and instructions for it here:To use it, just download, extract, and click it!
- Pick "run in terminal" to run it
- If the script requires extra apps, it will install them for you - no need to run about finding them!
- After the first launch, you can run it by just typing "mkrar" in the terminal!
- If you have downloaded a new version of mkrar, it will not automatically update by just running! Instead, run the included update script to update!
- Easily create split rar archives
- small technical improvements and filesize optimization for 1.9 and beyond
- Adjust the priority (nice value) to run at (0 to 19)
- Full support for filenames with spaces!
- File browser window to pick "to-be-archived" folder/file containing directory
- Once location is chosen, all available files are generated into a scrolling list!
- Lock, Test, convert filename case, delete original files on completion, auto-exclude empty folders all easily selected from a list of check boxes!
- Choose from 5 compression levels (none (just archive) to max. (5))
- Easily choose to split into KB, MB, GB, or not at all!
- Customized messages for each selection!
- Sizes round properly! (10Mb does not equal 10 million bytes, but 10 real MB!)
- Interface and order layed out in an intuitive and adapting manner!
- Automatically checks if all required sub-scripts/apps are installed, so you don't have to! If one does need to be installed, the process is VERY simple - you simply need to give it permission (and the root password to install) and it will do it all for you! - the RAR command, UNRAR command, and Zenity (used to display dialogs) will all be handled in this release (1.6) and beyond. Zenity is included by default in gnome, but it may not be in other DE, so, don't worry, it takes care of everything!
- Numerous, informative conformation dialogs to ensure no mistakes!
- And much more! Try it today!
- Yes, I've finally decided to license the script under the GPL version 3! *raises hands to calm cheers*
- To make things easier, I now supply a little script called "mkrar-GenuineAdvantage" (if any of you has used windows this may sound familiar )
- The purpose of this is to make sure that you have the latest copy, everything is installed correctly, and it has not been modified
- How my support works is this: you run the Genuine Advantage script, email me the code and your problem, and I'll try to the best of my ability to help you solve it!
- If you are having trouble authenticating your installations of mkrar and/or mkrarTB, that means that your installation(s) of mkrar and/or mkrarTB are corrupt, and if this happens, please verify that they have been installed to /bin, and are named "mkrar" and/or "mkrarTB", with no extension, and also make sure they are genuine from this page, as modified versions will not be supported!*
- Please note: If you are having trouble extracting and running the Genuine Advantage script, and instead a text editor is opened with a bunch of gibberish, please do not send me that! Your code is only 8 characters! It should be as simple as download, extract, and run, but if not ask for help!
- I was always very angry with the fact that there was no tool for making split archives, and the creation of them period was always so difficult because you had to remember this big ugly command with all these options. Well, I decided to make this to help out!
- It started as a very technical-person's, basic, non-graphical script with nearly no features, but it grew, because of everyones help and support, not just here but everywhere, into probably the best RAR making tool available for Linux to this day! Why, just look at the features!
- I think this is a very useful project, and if you have any suggestions for the script, just leave a comment, send me an email, or whatever you want I guess!
- mkrar (2.1) and updater: The always up-to-date, easy to use, and very feature-rich graphical script for split RAR making for dummies . It also now includes a very simple script that will allow you to update your installation of mkrar with only the knowledge of how to type the root password!
- (slightly more user friendly - lists everything as "click-able" entries, virtually no typing required!)
- mkrar (2.1) and updater - Old interface: I put this in in case some people still like the old interface - it has all the 2.1 features with the 2.0 look!
- (slightly less user friendly, slightly more powerful though - lists everything as drop-down menus, custom entries (typing) allowed), nearly no typing required!) *personal favorite*
- mkrarTB (1.0): A text-based version of the now extremely popular "mkrar" for Unix/Linux. And since it doesn't involve Zenity, there's a good chance it might work on a Mac too!
- (significantly less idiot proof - everything must be entered by hand, including paths and values that could be mis-typed. Equal in power (ability to type in paths and names) to mkrar 2.1 Old Interface)
- (from support section) - I understand if this seems harsh, but I cannot possibly be expected to support modified version of this script, and here is why:
- I have 3 version of this, and I know them inside and out, and what should happen, when it should happen, possible problems, etc.; I can pretty much recite the source code from memory
- However, as much as I encourage you to build upon this as a base for future projects and endeavors of your own accord, I will not know how your code works, and do not intend to try and solve your programing problems. However, I will and would be perfectly happy to assist in the education of how to do something, as with any problem.
- In short, I am glad to help you with a default install thats not working, and as for all you beginner developers out there, I won't fix your code for you, but I will help you to learn how to do things so you an build and test the code for yourself.