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New command line parameters

Post by florian » Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:30 am

Hi,

here I want to discuss the set of parameters for command-line usage of Restorator for future versions. Please post your requirements or ideas for command line usage of Restorator.

UPDATE: these were just proposals, for the current set of command line parameters, please consult the user's manual.

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Post by florian » Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:25 am

I start myself with a list of parameters:

General:

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-i <input file>
This file (.exe, .dll, ...) will be loaded and the actions below are applied to it.

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-o <output file>
After application of the actions below, the file is saved under this name. If -o is omitted, the file is not written!

Actions:

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-assign <res_name> <data file to assign>
This will look for the resource identified by <res_name> and assign it with the <data file>. If the named resource does not exist, it is created. If <data file to assign> is a .res file and it does not contain a resource with name <res_name> this function will not do anything.
For example, you can replace a TEXT resource with the name 1 like this:
-assign TEXT\1 textfile.txt

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-assignRes <res file>
this will assign <res file> file to the opened exe file. If the resource identified by <res file> does not exist, it is added. If the <res file> contains multiple resources, they will all be assigned/added.

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-remove <res_name_or_type>
Remove the resource(s) identified by <res_name_or_type>.
Example: remove the superflous PACKAGEINFO resource of Delphi executables:
-remove RCData\PACKAGEINFO

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-extract <res_name_or_type> <dir>
Extract the resource(s) to the folder <dir>. For each resource, one file is created in its "normal" file type, e.g. Icon resources as .ico file, String resources as .rc file, etc.

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-extractTyped <res_name_or_type> <file_type> <dir>
Extract the referenced resource(s) to the folder <dir> in the format specified by <file_type>. <file_type> is the extension of the desired file type, without the dot. If a resource cannot be extracted with the specified <file_type>, it is not extracted with this function. Examples:
Extract all resources that can be saved as .txt file:
-extractTyped all txt C:\AllTextResources
Extract all icon resources as bitmaps:
-extractTyped Icon bmp C:\ConvertedIcons

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-extractRes <res_name_or_type> <res file>
Extract the selected resources into one .res file.

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-extractRC <res_name_or_type> <rc file>
Extract the selected resources into one .rc file.

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-replace <res_name_or_type> <search_string> <replace_string
Searches all resource(s) referenced by <res_name_or_type> for the text <search_string>. If it's found, it's replaced by the <replace_string>. Use RC-style escaped, e.g. \n for a new line, \" for a quote. This function will only replace in resources that can be edited in Restorator (i.e. no binary replacements).
Example: replace "bug" with "feature" in all resources:
-replace all "bug" "feature"

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-versionSet <res_name> <version key> <value>
Change the version entry <version key> with the string <value>. If <version key> does not exist, it will be created. If <res_name> does not exist, this function will fail. If <version key> is "FileVersion" or "ProductVersion", and <value> is in the format 1.2.3.4, also the Binary File Version or Product Version, respectively, in the Fixed File Info will be modified.

Options:

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-v
verbose, output progress on the command line.

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-q
quiet, do not display any messages. Without -q and without -v, only error messages are displayed.

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-backup=[yes|no]
Select if to create a backup file upon saving if the file already exists. (Option Create backup files in the settings General|Saving).
Example: do not create a backup file:
-backup=no

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-mark=[yes|no]
Select if to mark modified resources. (Option Mark modified resources in the settings General|Saving). This only works in the full version of Restorator.
Example: do not mark modified resources:
-mark=no

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<res file>:
a file with .res extension

<res_name>:
a name of a resource, with optional language ID. Examples:
Icon\MainIcon
"String\4075\English (United States)"
Not valid is a resource type like just "Icon".

<res_name_or_type>:
A resource name like <res_name>, or a resource type, or the special name "all" in lower case. Examples:
Icon - all icon resources
all - all resources
ALL - all resources of named type ALL

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