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Internal associations for *.fb2.zip

Post by *MVV » 2019-02-07, 17:55 UTC

I've added an internal association for *.fb2.zip in order to open such files with AlReader, but TC still opens files as archives. Is there a way to avoid entering them as archives and opening with AlReader according to the internal association?

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Re: Internal associations for *.fb2.zip

Post by *petermad » 2019-02-07, 23:29 UTC

The only way I can make it work is to rename the *.fb2.zip files to for example *.zip.fb2 and then set the internal association accordingly to *.zip.fb2
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Re: Internal associations for *.fb2.zip

Post by *Usher » 2019-02-08, 02:06 UTC

The best way is to rename all *.fb2.zip files to *.fbz extension, which is already in use. See Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FictionBook
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Re: Internal associations for *.fb2.zip

Post by *MVV » 2019-02-08, 21:46 UTC

Well, .fbz looks like a good choice, thanks!
However it would be great to be able completely override Enter keypress with internal associations...

Unfortunately some e-readers don't understand .fbz extension so I have to rename it to .fb2.zip.

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Re: Internal associations for *.fb2.zip

Post by *Usher » 2019-02-12, 14:38 UTC

2MVV
If you use slister plugin, you should rather use fb2z extension which is supported by SumatraPDF.
Unfortunately, Sumatra recognizes only extension and doesn't parse zip/rar/7z files to check their content (maybe they are epub/fbz ebooks or cbz/cbr/cb7 comic books?)
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Re: Internal associations for *.fb2.zip

Post by *MVV » 2019-02-12, 15:17 UTC

I don't use slister, I use separate reader tool AlReader which does open file with both .fb2.zip and .fbz extensions w/o problems.
But as I said, the problem is that I can't copy .fbz to the book reader device, it doesn't see it, so I prefer to keep files in .fb2.zip on my PC for easier synchronization (but in such case I can't open them in AlReader using internal associations).

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