Add files without replacing the path



  • I have a file called test.test (for example) in the .tar archive that extracts to C:\test

    I have updated the test.test file and want to re-add it to the archive , but whenever I add the file it replaces the path.

    How can I replace the file but keep the same path?

    Brad



  • Sorry, but I have no idea what you are trying to do or where the problem is.

    I have a file called test.test (for example) in the .tar archive

    So you create a .tar file Brad2.tar from test.test - correct?
    How do you do this?

    that extracts to C:\test

    I don’t understand this, do you mean you activated “Store full path” instead of “store relative path” or something else such as creating a self extracting file??

    I have updated the test.test file and want to re-add it to the archive , but whenever I add the file it replaces the path.

    How are you trying to “re-add it to the archive”??
    What do you mean by “it replaces the path” from what to what??

    Step by step (click by click) or screenshots/example archives please.



  • ill try to make it simpler.

    I have a archive called brad.tar.gz

    inside the archive are several files that look like this:

    NAME TYPE MODIFIED PATH
    admin.php php file 5/5/2005 C:\data\data2
    config.php php file 5/5/2005 C:\data\data2

    therfore if I extract the archive it will place the admin.php file and config.php file in the C:\data\data2 directory. Am I clear so far?

    Now I updated the config.php file and I want to add it back to the brad.tar.gz file so taht the archive contains the updated config.php file, but i do not want to replace the path.

    My problem is that when I add the config.php file back to the brad.tar.gz archive it looks like this:

    NAME TYPE MODIFIED PATH
    admin.php php file 5/5/2005 C:\data\data2
    config.php php file 5/5/2005

    therfor when i extract it, the file gets extracted to whatever directory i am in and not the c:\data\data2 directory.

    Hope that makes more sense.

    Brad



  • So the gz file was created with option “Store full path” - OK

    when I add the config.php file back to the brad.tar.gz archive

    How?
    If I open a .tar.gz file in PA.
    Drag modified file from windows explorer and drop onto PA window - I get Add/Replace dialog and can verify that “Store full path” is still selected. Then it stores new file with path information as before.


 

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