working with corzipper's UNIX-like preferences file..

As explained here, I like ini files.

So, get a Text Editor..

The only possible barrier to your working with corzipper's preferences is lack of a decent text editor.

You don't need anything fancy, so long as it works with plain text, and does Syntax Highlighting. Notepad would work, technically, but without syntax highlighting, it will be almost impossible to distinguish comments from actual preferences, and not only will viewing be choreful, you are quite likely to make errors.

Most modern text editors can do syntax highlighting which simply colours the text by what it is; comments are usually grey or light green. Syntax highlighting is the difference between this..

# Text Editor
# This is notes, see

and this..

# Text Editor
# This is notes, see

That's it!

Most everything else you need to know is inside corzipper.ini - drop it into your text editor!
If you used corzipper's installer, you can find corzipper.ini here..

C:\Documents and Settings\<Username>\Application Data\corz\corzipper

On Vista, it's here..


If you are running in portable mode, it will be sitting right next to corzipper.exe.

You can also access corzipper.ini by right-clicking corzipper's Progress ToolTip or System Tray icon.

More @tokens..

Many of corzipper's settings make use of Dynamic Tokens. As explained on corzipper's main page, tokens are special strings, preceded with an at sign ("@", aka. "commercial at"), that you can insert into your corzipper sets. Tokens are automagically transformed into their current value at run-time.

Inside your corzipper sets, you can use the following tokens in the main file corzipper commands..
NOTE: the above path @tokens will alter, depending on what user runs the corzipper set, either by being run from inside their account, or having that user set in a scheduled task.

For the all-important name setting, you can also use many other special @tokens (if you wish, you can also use these tokens in the log_folder, dump_file, and tmp_dir settings). These tokens give you the flexibility to create all sorts of interesting corzipper rotation schemes, and much more. The currently available tokens, are..
For example, To create a fresh corzipper daily, retaining the previous seven corzippers, rotating weekly, use..

name=@set [@tday]

To create a corzipper, that can be synchronized every day for a month, and then archived, and a new archive begun fresh the next month, do something like..

name=[@year-@mon] @set

If you wanted a maximum of 12 such corzippers, rotating yearly, use..

name=[@mon] @set

.. and so on.

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