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Short:X-bEnCh List Generator
Author:Daniel 'Daytona675x' Müßener
Uploader:Daytona675x
Type:util/misc
Version:1.0
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Distribution:Aminet
Date:2016-02-01
Download:http://aminet.net/util/misc/xbenchlist.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/util/misc/xbenchlist.readme
Downloads:260
This program scans one or multiple folders including its subfolders for WHDLoad
packages, sorts that list and somewhat beautifies the names (wip, x-bench does a
better job here, but it's good enough for me as is).
The result is a X-bEnCh compatible list file (list file version 1.0).

Essentially it does the same as X-Bench's integrated 'update list' button. So
why did I write that prog?

Because on my setup X-bEnCh (0.99 R7 public beta) unfortunately fails when it
tries to scan a rather huge games folder. It just runs forever and when I
finally gave up after about 12 hours and resetted the machine I ended up with
the HD validating.

Apart from that issue X-bEnCh is a real nice prog, that's why I ended up writing
my own list creator to be able to use it on my setup.

However, some manual editing is required once you got your list:

1. copy it into X-Bench's prefs folder, renaming it to list1 or similar.
2. edit X-Bench's prefs/launchers.prf file accordingly. Most important: the
number of files has to match!

I recommend to prepare the desired list-entry in X-bEnCh before. That way
editing the launchers.prf file becomes trivial.

The scanner runs pretty fast. Some figures from my setup:
- demos-folder with letter-subfolders, 214 demos, X-bEnCh: ca. 2 minutes, this
tool 15 seconds - games-folder: 2100 games, X-bEnCh: canceled after 12 hours,
this tool: 130 seconds

One additional feature is the prog's ability to scan any number of different
root folders and merge the results into one list. Right now X-bEnCh's
update-button is apparently limited to one root folder per list, although the
list-format allows for more.

Anyway, maybe you find it useful. Do with it what you want.
And support X-bEnCh and WHDLoad!

Have fun,
Daytona675x

www.amiga-now.org


Contents of util/misc/xbenchlist.lha
PERMISSION  UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO METHOD CRC     STAMP     NAME
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[generic]                27491   60228  45.6% -lh5- 7d7a Jan 14  1980 xbenchlist
[generic]                 1063    1972  53.9% -lh5- 516a Jan 14  1980 xbenchlist.readme
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 Total         2 files   28554   62200  45.9%            Feb  1 21:34

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