It is currently Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:08 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: My script for making pidgin portable
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:21 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:10 am
Posts: 54
Since pidgin has changed their pidgin portable for windows. I've had to reinvent the batch I've been using. A newer more improved batch.
just extract the contents of pidgin-<version>-win32-bin.zip and gtk-runtime-<version> into a directory, we'll call it for the purpose of example, "portable"
so you'll have
Code:
portable\pidgin-<version>-win32-bin\
portable\gtk-runtime-<version>\

set up and ready to run a script with the following lines.

Code:
MOVE pidgin* pidgin
REN pidgin\pidgin.exe pidgin\pidgin-portable.exe
RMDIR /s /q pidgin\plugins\perl pidgin\plugins\locale\
DEL pidgin\plugins\perl.dll pidgin\plugins\tcl.dll
RD /s /q gtk\share\ gtk\manifest gtk\share\locale

After running it you'll be ready to rock.

Explanations
Move is used to rename directories from command line. Rename only handles files.
everything else should be easy to understand with a /?.

Final thoughts.
I don't know who thought the script at http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/Using%20Pidgin#RunningWindowsPidginFromaUSBDrivePortableMode is a good idea, it looks ugly and too long. Maybe whoever did has a fetish for ampersands. :p

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My script for making pidgin portable
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:50 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:19 am
Posts: 1719
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Thank you. I added a link to the Pidgin Portable entry. :)

_________________
My YouTube channel | Release date of my 11th playlist: January 26, 2018


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron

Protected by Anti-Spam ACP Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group