ReplaceAbsolutePaths (RAP) - a small app for the portable-software-lovers out there, to maybe make their lives just a little easier...
From the (admittedly long) readme:
"I was testing a program for portability recently and discovered that, although it could be portable, the process required a fair amount of manual editing of text-based settings files, converting absolute paths to relative ones. This is also the case in many program launchers such as Executor, SlickRun, or Launchy, as well as other software like MetaPath or QuickWayToFolders."
"Sometimes if a file is 'buried' in enough levels of folders and subfolders, it can get confusing how many '..\' to use."
"Basically, this program [RAP] has two general functions: calculating a relative path when given two absolute ones, and offering to replace any instances of an absolute path with the newly calculated relative one within a particular text-based settings file."
RAP should probably be considered still in beta... The first attachment at the bottom of this post is version 0.8.9, complete with a Readme. The second is an older 0.8.2 version, .exe only. This program makes a .ini file in its own folder, hence it is also portable.
If you use the text-replace function,
1) Please first double-check what changes it will do to which file!
2) When doing its text-replace, RAP should make a backup of the original file with the added extension .rbak, so if something goes wrong, you can erase the changed one and rename the *.rbak file to its original filename (simply erase ".rbak").
Alright, hope this is helpful to y'all!