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zay
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Making Total Commander more portable

Hi,

I just wanted to share some progress with everybody with making my personal web development tools work on USB and with the portableApps startup. I haven't been using it for long yet, and this is my first post on this forum... so please bare with me Smile

Now, my web development setup is quite simple... I use Total Commander (shareware, ghisler.com) and vim. (vim.org)

Now you can just drag and drop the vim/vim70 (in my case, since I use 7.0) folder into your portable apps dir. You do not need the vimfiles dir for vim to work. (unless you heavily modded it, ofcourse :))

Now the fun part, using either a simple copy and paste or ghisler's own tc2usb tool, get total commander on your usb. NOTE: you have to install total commander to use the ini file in the program folder or this will not work!

Then, edit the wincmd.ini file. Everywhere you want to use a path, in my case the editor to use, use the variable %COMMANDER_PATH%.

Then you can relatively navigate to your editor:
Editor=%COMMANDER_PATH%\..\gVim Portable\gvim.exe

Also, I think you need this setting as well in [configuration]
UseIniInProgramDir=7

Hope this helps some of you guys. Smile

Oh and before I forget... I still need to find a way to get rid of the internally used .exe's in total commander's folder... so it *will* clog your startpanel a bit Sad

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This exe is needed only when

This exe is needed only when you want to do particular action as administrator, if you don't need it - delete it.

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zay
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you seem to be right

Just deleted all the .exe's except the main executable and all functions I use on a daily basis still work.

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