PeaExtractor - simple file decompression

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Re: PeaExtractor - simple file decompression

#16 Post by freakazoid » Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:11 pm

There hasn't been an update for PeaExtractor in three years.

It's possible to just replace all the extractor libraries with the base PeaZip ones though. What I'm doing is symlinking all the directories from /PeaZip/res/ (except /lang/ and /lang-wincontext/), as well as pea.exe, directly into the PeaExtractor directory. That way, whenever PeaZip is updated, PeaExtractor will use whatever PeaZip uses.
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: PeaExtractor - simple file decompression

#17 Post by webfork » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:55 pm

freakazoid wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:11 pm
There hasn't been an update for PeaExtractor in three years.

It's possible to just replace all the extractor libraries with the base PeaZip ones though. What I'm doing is symlinking all the directories from /PeaZip/res/ (except /lang/ and /lang-wincontext/), as well as pea.exe, directly into the PeaExtractor directory. That way, whenever PeaZip is updated, PeaExtractor will use whatever PeaZip uses.
How do you do that? Is there a way to just copy over the PeaZip files? I've been using PeaExtractor as my go-to for some of the entries that use RAR and 7zip decompression, so I'm curious. Though adding some kind of update steps there sort of breaks the whole point of simple tools.

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Re: PeaExtractor - simple file decompression

#18 Post by freakazoid » Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:01 pm

If you compare the PeaExtractor and PeaZip/res/ directories, they use almost the same, identical file structure.

You can manually copy over the PeaZip files (except the /lang/ and /lang-wincontext/ directories), but that's just more work than I'd like to do. That's why I'm using symlinks, but you're free to just copy and overwrite the files yourself.
is it stealth? ;)

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