By Kevin Finnegan
Long time lurker and now forum poster! I'm writing a relatively simple backup script for my firm that automates the copy, compression and organization of Leaver's data on one of our secured NAS systems. I personally found the best method to do this so far was to use 7zG.exe (GUI version of 7Zip which can use command-line too) and it functions quite well!
I would like to retrieve more info on whether any warnings or errors happen in 7Zip during the backup, but I can't quite get my head around the syntax and switches for reading out, it seems any adjustment I make to the RunWait call's string seems to break the backup or give unexpected repercussions! Hopefully its something silly I'm doing as I don't code very often.
Here is the working version:
; Compress the directories one by one in the zip using the listfile.... Local $iPID = RunWait(@ScriptDir & "\bin\7zG.exe a -mx" & $compressionQuality & " -v" & $compressSplitFileSize & " -wc:\temp " _ & $backupToLocation & "\" & $userDirectory & ".7z @bin\listfile.txt -x@bin\excludefile.txt", "", @SW_SHOWDEFAULT, $STDOUT_CHILD) Ultimately I would love to switch entirely to 7za.exe (standalone) so that I can read the progress percentage, current file being uploaded and any warnings or errors could be processed and output to the AutoIT script's GUI I've created rather than jumping in and out of two applications per se.
Im new to autoit im exploring some function and I am interested with the progress bar.
Is it possible to have a end user input in how much the bar will progress?
I saw this code in the examples.
; Display a progress bar window.
ProgressOn("Progress Meter", "Increments every second", "0%")
; Update the progress value of the progress bar window every second.
For $i = 10 To 100 Step 10
ProgressSet($i, $i & "%")
; Set the "subtext" and "maintext" of the progress bar window.
ProgressSet(100, "Done", "Complete")
; Close the progress window.
I often need zipping\unzipping function within my scripts, so I've decided to do a systematic research about it to understand which options I had. I'm sharing with you these results because I think it can save some time to somobody
Autoit coders produced much material from 2005 till now, most of it consists of UDF wrappers of 3rd parts libraries, but there are some exception.
ZIP from scratch UDF: written by joakim. You can retrieve some info from a zip file, but it is just a PoC script, as I can see. LZ UDF: written by trancexx: another exception. It use native windows compression, so it doesn't need anything. It can work with memory, it doesn't work with files. LZMA UDF: written by Ward. He writes a dll which can be directly included or can be embedded within an au3 file. It can work with memory, it doesn't work with files. [it needs LZMA.dll or LZMA.dll.au3](link missing) Package UDF: written by Yashied. It is useful for dealing with package (.pkr) file. ZIP UDF: written by Wraithdu (yet torels UDF): the exception! Based on zipfldr.dll, a native library of Windows, so it does not need to include an external library into the script. It is its strenght, but its weak point too: if zipfldr.dll is corrupted or is missing, your script will not do what you expect. gZip UDF: written by Zinthose. Based on the parsing of gZip.exe output. It can work with memory, it doesn't work with files. [it needs gZip.exe] ZLib UDF: written by monoceres. Based on ZLib.dll. It can compress\uncompress data in memory, it doesn't work with files. [it needs ZLib.dll] pZip UDF: written by asdf8. Based on ZLib.dll. It can extract\add\overwrite file into archives. [it needs pZip.dll] ZLib and gZip UDF: written by Ward. Based on ZLib.dll but it does not need the dll file, because it is written directly in the UDF! It can compress\uncompress data in memory, and it can work with files. It works with gZip format too. (link missing) XZip UDF: written by eltorro, KXM and erifash. Based on XZip.dll, a COM dll. [it needs XZip.dll] XZip UDF: written by mLipok. Based on XZip.dll, a COM dll. A more complete alternative to previous UDF. [it needs XZip.dll] unRAR UDF: written by rasim. Based on unRAR.dll. You can just uncompress rar files with this one (the only method for new v5 RAR files). [it needs unRAR.dll] Parsing unRAR.exe output: you can just uncompress rar files in this way (the only method for new v5 RAR files). [it needs unRAR.exe] 7Zip: I spent a lot of time with it, because I think it is the most useful, there are different approaches: Parsing 7za.exe output, it is the simplest (and in my opinion the best) way, some UDFs can help with it, as jennico UDF (thanks to Screen Scrape script by Valik, it seems it doesn't work in Windows 10) [it needs 7za.exe] Using 3rd part dll, as rasim UDF (yet jak UDF). He rewrites a dll which can be simply invoked by his UDF [it needs 7-zip32.dll and\or 7-zip64.dll]. With Decipher UDF you doesn't need to include the dll in your project, because it is compiled into the script and loaded in memory directly at runtime. Invoking 7za.dll. This is the most complicated approach because the library doesn't use standard COM interfaces. Anyway dany, Starg, milky, trancexx, Mugen and finally Biatu had spent some time with it and they reach a sort of partial result. [it needs 7za.dll]
Comment here to add suggestions\links\UDF I forgot and I'll update this post with them!
Perhaps someone would benefit off this. I made heavy use of the Help file example.
Only question I have here, is is there a better way to do the Regex for finding "error|ERROR|Error" in the source string? Thx
Example7zPwd() Func Example7zPwd() ;-- Local $iPID = Run(@ComSpec & " /c DIR Example.au3", @SystemDir, @SW_HIDE, $STDERR_CHILD + $STDOUT_CHILD) Local $iPID = Run(@ComSpec & " /c 7za t -pmasale myzip.zip ", "c:\files\testing", @SW_HIDE, $STDERR_CHILD + $STDOUT_CHILD) Local $sOutput = "" Local $myError = 0 ConsoleWrite("$myError:" & $myError & @CRLF) While 1 $sOutput = StdoutRead($iPID) If @error Then ; Exit the loop if the process closes or StdoutRead returns an error. ExitLoop EndIf MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Stdout Read:", $sOutput, 5) If StringRegExp($sOutput, '\b(error|ERROR|[Ee]rror)\b', 0) Then $myError = $myError + 1 ;ConsoleWrite("$sOutput: " & $sOutput & @CRLF) ConsoleWrite("$myError: " & $myError & @CRLF) WEnd While 1 $sOutput = StderrRead($iPID) If @error Then ; Exit the loop if the process closes or StderrRead returns an error. ExitLoop EndIf MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Stderr Read:", $sOutput, 15) WEnd ConsoleWrite("$myError: " & $myError & @CRLF) If $myError > 0 Then MsgBox(64, "An Error Occurred", "The upgrade may be incomplete. An error occurred") EndIf If StringRegExp($sOutput, '\b(error|ERROR|[Ee]rror)\b', 0) Then Is the Regex here optimized?
The below script is used by me before for copying files/folders with progress bar(windows default progress bar).
I found similar option for moving by using same object.
But not able to find for delete.
dml.vbs (This is a vbscript one and I am posting in this forum because autoit is made on top of vbscript and it might have similar functions.)
So, I checked in AutoIT forums and found below script files and which I have been modified for my requirement.
In those below I found delete2.au3 is working fine but hanging during deletion of huge memory files/folders.
Please try to provide a solution.