Somehow I am missing here something completely or the manual is not clear.
How can I use the tab variables?
It says there are some variables like drive, date etc, but what to enter exactly where to get something out of it?
if I enter the example with @drive@\PortableApps\@date etc , nothin happends at all.
Trying to create new variable following the manual results in the name of the whole company domain to appear in the big window and nothing more.
Can someone give me some more precise example where to type what and where then see what.
probably the manual being unclear
To use the built in portable variables simply include them in the relevant box. For example to back up the portable apps directory on my USB drive I would put
in the source folder.
When you create your own portable variables you need to use the Portable Variables tab. Click on the plus button near the top to give it a new name. Then you need to define where this variable will point to on each computer. If you are on a computer that hasn't got a specific entry then it will use what you have put in the 'Other' path.
If you have any more questions, please ask.
include in the relevant box? what box where it is?
to enter @drive@\PortableApps
into the source folder, what is meant here by source folder? Under folder I understand something like windows folder, means directory or so. Do you mean to enter it here? as what? as File or ??? confusing soory for that, but I am not the youngest and it might take more steps for me.
Where or what do you do with @date@ exactly? On cammand line or where do you get any response to it?
When you make a backup job fo example sometimes you need to backup directories that found on your USB, and on different computers the USB drive letter may differ.
So how could you enter the path to that directory if the path may differ?
Here comes the part of the portable variables, you can define different paths (depending on the computer name) for one varible-name. In my example you will use the @drive@ variable to indicate the USB drive letter (to be precise it's something like "F:\" without the quotes).
The source and destination boxes are where you enter the paths required for the sync operation, and same for the two boxes in the backup tab. The "..." buttons on the right allow you to select a file or folder, depending on what is required, and the bigger adjacent buttons allow you to add portable variables.
You can use Toucan from the command line but it's unassociated to the portable vars, here's a copy of the explanation from the help documents:
If you still confused just ask again...
And here's my question:
reply, thaanks. As for the answer to your quesstion, not at the moment, but if you would like I could add it in the future, probably by just passing the variable to Touccan annd it outputting the path.
something like that:
when I call "toucan.exe ..."
and anywhere in my command (filename or params) toucan will check if there are portable variable and translate them to the right value.
With that functionality Toucan will be much stronger, we also can store in the portable varibles other data than just paths and make it even more powerfull.
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