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Add More Information to 'Help' 'About Total Commander' e.g. Language File

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We've added more information the the last few years to 'About..', but I was lost recently when I had to determine what language file was currently in use.

We have the exe, ini, ftp.ini, and these are relatively constant variables. In the same way, the language file can change, as I recently found out - in it you can change the 'fixed' column header titles.

Perhaps we could include the 'branch' ini files too when sections of the main ini are externally referred to. (Does it happen already? I've never successfully managed to link to external ini sections to be able to tell.)

Other variable constants?

Any thoughts?
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What do you mean as "branch ini"? Files used with RedirectSection variable?

if yes… I am using such setup for years* and there is no such info in About dialog.

*) My oldest redirected INI file is from 2007.
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fenix_productions wrote: 2021-04-15, 20:24 UTC What do you mean as "branch ini"? Files used with RedirectSection variable?

if yes… I am using such setup for years* and there is no such info in About dialog.

*) My oldest redirected INI file is from 2007.
Yes, that's what I'm meaning, fenixP - via the RedirectionSection.

You're a lucky man, succeeding over 13 years ago. I wish I could get it to work; I'll have a look in the WIki.
I'd like to have it work so that I can have certain sections monitored over the LAN so that changes in my various ini profiles can be synched.

Indeed, there's no such information in About; I'm suggesting that there could be as a reference to the variable constants we can set in TC. So we know what's set and where to look.
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I wish I could get it to work;
There really isn't anything difficult about it - under the section name you just write: RedirectSection=your_ini_file

I have for many years redirected to 3 different files like this:
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[PackerPlugins]
RedirectSection=plugins.ini

[PackerPlugins64]
RedirectSection=plugins.ini

[FileSystemPlugins]
RedirectSection=plugins.ini

[FileSystemPlugins64]
RedirectSection=plugins.ini

[ListerPlugins]
RedirectSection=plugins.ini

[ListerPlugins64]
RedirectSection=plugins.ini

[ContentPlugins]
RedirectSection=plugins.ini

[ContentPlugins64]
RedirectSection=plugins.ini

[ReplaceIniLocation]
RedirectSection=plugins.ini

[user]
RedirectSection=user.ini

[DirMenu]
RedirectSection=user.ini

[attrplugin]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[rename]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[SyncOptions]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[Selection]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[SearchName]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[SearchIn]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[SearchText]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[RenameTemplates]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[RenameSearchFind]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[RenameSearchReplace]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[left]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[right]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[lefttabs]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[righttabs]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[Command line history]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[RightHistory]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[LeftHistory]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[MkDirHistory]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[NewFileHistory]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[TargetList]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[AllResolutions]
RedirectSection=user.ini

[640x480 (8x16)]
RedirectSection=user.ini

[800x600 (8x16)]
RedirectSection=user.ini

[1024x768 (8x16)]
RedirectSection=user.ini

[1152x864 (8x16)]
RedirectSection=user.ini

[1280x960 (8x16)]
RedirectSection=user.ini

[1280x1024 (8x16)]
RedirectSection=user.ini

[1400x1050 (8x16)]
RedirectSection=user.ini

[1920x1080 (8x16)]
RedirectSection=user.ini

[PluginDuplicates]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[DirSelection]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[activetabs]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[ButtonbarCache]
RedirectSection=history.ini

[LastTracks]
RedirectSection=history.ini
If you don't give a path to the .ini files, they are placed in the same directory as wincmd.ini.

Note: When RedirectSection is placed in the [Configuration] section, all variables of that section will be redirected, except for AlternateUserIni and UseIniInProgramDir, which will always be read from the main ini file. So you cannot redirect selected parameters in the [Configuration] section.
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Re: Add More Information to 'Help' 'About Total Commander' e.g. Language File

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2petermad
In my case I have separate INI for each section. I know this may be a lot :)

And I have different folders for standard INI and historical ones.
This way when I move (copy) my TC I just need to skip "%COMMANDER_PATH%/ini/logs/" path and will have environment with no personal data (except TC key).
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