#1192 Post-archiving Test/Delete options

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nobody
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2014-08-25
2014-05-05
Mike
No

In the Add to Archive dialog, it would be nice to have an additional drop-down option:

After completion:
- Test archive
- Delete source
- Test archive and delete source

"Test" would just test the archive (without comparing the content with the source files), and would be compatible with incremental additions, changing files, etc. A "Compare" option could also be desirable, in which case the list could be:

After completion:
- Test archive
- Compare archive
- Delete source
- Test archive and delete source
- Compare archive and delete source

"Delete source" would of course only delete if the selected Test/Compare does not give errors/differences.

This feature set would be very helpful for long operations, and it would make 7-Zip more competitive relative to other tools which already can do something like this (e.g. WinRAR, where however in the UI it is not easy to understand that Delete and Test can be chained and made conditional on success).

Discussion

  • Nashev
    Nashev
    2014-08-25

    Yes, it will be very usefull to me, if in archive dialog will be "Delete added files after archive" option. Often task for me is a to compress folder and leave only compressed copy.