[Etoys] Opening a zip file
milan.zimmermann at sympatico.ca
Thu Apr 9 01:15:52 EDT 2009
On March 18, 2009, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> Etoys is the only pre-installed activity that can open zip files. When
> you click on a zip file in the Journal, it opens in Etoys, and Etoys
> shows a little menu (probably in the upper-left corner):
I just read about content files - Maybe we can make a (temporary) olpc-
extract.xo Content (xo) file that would open the zip in Etoys. Probably an
overkill in terms of size?
> The second menu option "extract all to ..." opens a dialog:
> This is the folder that the files inside the zip will be extracted to.
> Choose "tmp" which is near the bottom:
> Then press the "ok" button. This extracts the files to the folder
> named "/tmp".
> To be able to read them, you need to copy them to the Journal. Quit
> Etoys, and open the "Terminal" activity. Type "cd /tmp" and "ls -l",
> and then use the "copy-to-journal" command to make the book appear in
> the Journal:
> The "text/plain" part tells the Journal that this is a plain text file
> (because its file name ends with ".txt"). If the book is in a
> different format, you would have to tell the Journal a different type.
> For example "text/html" if the book name is ending in ".html" or
> "application/pdf" if it is ".pdf".
> Hope this works for you, if not please report back.
> - Bert -
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