[WCX] CopyTree: Copying files with folder structure

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Re: [WCX] CopyTree: Copying files with folder structure

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I'm sure I am missing something, but is it possible with copytree to default copy to opposite panel? I.e. without having to specify the path in the options popup

ATM, and I may have done something I shouldn't, however, when the option dialogue box comes up, the 'Copy selected objects to:' path is the same path of where the files are located.

Is this possible, or am I using it incorrectly?

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Re: [WCX] CopyTree: Copying files with folder structure

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Are you perhaps pressing Crtl+Alt+F5 instead of Alt+F5 to start the packing - if you press Crtl+Alt+F5, packing is performed to the same directory as the source files (for all packers).
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Re: [WCX] CopyTree: Copying files with folder structure

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Also, AltGr (right Alt on some keyboard layouts, e.g. in new Russian layout) works as Alt+Ctrl, so may also cause unexpected behaviour e.g. AltGr+F7 doesn't open Find dialog anymore.

*Matrix, try left Alt+F5 or open Pack dialog via TC main menu.

BTW all archivers get destination path in the same way so you should see wrong path while e.g. ZIPping too, and this path should be displayed in Pack dialog before CopyTree dialog is shown.

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Re: [WCX] CopyTree: Copying files with folder structure

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Yep that did the trick.

What did wrong was create a ctrl Z keyboard shortcut with internal command cm_PackFiles.

Obviously this does not operate as per alt F5 combo.

alt F5 is good but I like to even short the distance between keystrokes where ever I can.

Any thoughts as to how I can get working with internal command and alternative keyboard shortcut other than alt F5

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Re: [WCX] CopyTree: Copying files with folder structure

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Ah, that's it, Pack dialog checks if Ctrl is down and uses current panel instead of target one.
You shouldn't use Ctrl in a shortcut for packing to target panel.
You can use Alt+Key shortcuts, e.g. you can assign both Alt+Z and Ctrl+Alt+Z for cm_PackFiles, and former will pack to target panel and latter to current one. It may overlap though with Alt+Letter quick search mode.

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Re: [WCX] CopyTree: Copying files with folder structure

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Thanks MVV, I just realized ctrl-alt-F5 does nothing in my TC, do you have any advice about what to check?

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Re: [WCX] CopyTree: Copying files with folder structure

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Ah, that's it, Pack dialog checks if Ctrl is down and uses current panel instead of target one.
Just checked it - it is not Ctrl that is automatically checked when using Alt+F5 - it is Shift. If Shift+Alt+F5 is pressed then files are MOVED into the archive.

But if you make a keyboard remap of Ctrl+Anykey to cm_PackFiles then TC will place the archive in the source panel instead of in the target panel - so in that respect it is corect, but only if a keyboard remap is made and Ctrl is part of the remapping.

So I always have these 2 remmapings in my wincmd.ini file:

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[Shortcuts]
CA+F5=cm_PackFiles
CAS+F5=cm_PackFiles
then Ctrl+Alt+F5 will COPY files to archive in current panel and Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F5 will MOVE files to archive in current panel.

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26.10.04 Added: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F5 (when assigned manually to cm_packfiles) opens pack dialog for moving to archive in same dir
29.10.02 Fixed: Ctrl+Alt+Click on F5 button didn't create archive in same dir
21.02.94 Move into new archive file with ALT+SHIFT+F5
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Re: [WCX] CopyTree: Copying files with folder structure

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No worries team, I changed my config to be shift Z with internal pack command.

Thank you for helping me figure it out. You time and effort is appreciated.

Works perfect. Where would we be without this program!!!!

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Re: [WCX] CopyTree: Copying files with folder structure

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Is there a way to save the last tree level files were copied to? This would be very useful.

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Re: [WCX] CopyTree: Copying files with folder structure

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Well, different pairs "source-target" usually require different levels to be kept. So saving last level perhaps only makes sense when you copy a lot from the same source to many different targets in a sequence. But how often is it happen?

Maybe DefaultCopyLevel parameter may help you?

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Re: [WCX] CopyTree: Copying files with folder structure

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I will tell you exactly my use case. Mostly, I use this plugin when I copy music. For example, I want to copy only one album from an artist, but I would like in the target dir to be put in a folder represeting the artist's name. Sometimes, I want to go up one more level, that is the music genre... and so on.

I didn't read the docs and I didn't know about that parameter. It will help, but it would be better to have the possibility to change it's value from the Configure window, just as we can choose the other opstions too. Maybe you can can make this available in a future version. That would be nice.

Another feature request would be to be able to queue the items we copy.

Thanks!

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Re: [WCX] CopyTree: Copying files with folder structure

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Another feature request would be to be able to queue the items we copy.
Unfortunately TC doesn't support queuing of pack operations, so it must be implemented completely. But perhaps the idea is nice.
it would be better to have the possibility to change it's value from the Configure window
You're right, I've added it to that dialog.

CopyTree Build 328
+ default copy level setting added to configure dialog

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Re: [WCX] CopyTree: Copying files with folder structure

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Thanks. Great job.

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Re: [WCX] CopyTree: Copying files with folder structure

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MVV wrote:
2020-03-12, 09:12 UTC
CopyTree Build 328
+ default copy level setting added to configure dialog
For me link leads to nothing ...
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Re: [WCX] CopyTree: Copying files with folder structure

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For me link leads to nothing ...
Same here.
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