3.1 Where is the DarGUI configuration
- DarGUI stores user data in a file named darguirc.
On Linux-based systems, if
the folder .config already exists in your HOME directory when
DarGUI is first run then you will find darguirc in .config/dargui
in your home directory, otherwise it will be in a folder named .dargui
in your home directory.
On Windows systems the file is stored in a subdirectory named DarGUI in the Local Application Data directory.
The location of this varies but can usually be found by opening Command Prompt and entering 'echo %LOCALAPPDATA%'.
A typical path in Windows XP
is 'C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data'.
A typical path in Windows Vista or Windows 7 is 'C:\Users\username\AppData\Local'.
3.2 This doesn't work! Why not?
- If you find a bug please don't give up without letting us know
about it, either by using the sourceforge
or by emailing the author, Malcolm Poole, at
email@example.com. Do try to give us as much information
about how the problem happened and what you were doing before it
3.3 How can I extract a file from the
archive if there is an apostrophe in its name?
- If you do the restore using "Restore all" the file will be
extracted with the rest of the archive. If you do not want to restore
all the files in the archive, then filenames containing apostrophes
must be restored using the command line:
dar -x "/path/to/archive/archivename" -R "/directory/to/restore/files/"
-g "filename-with-apostrophe" -O
3.4 I am using a version of Dar which is older than 2.4.0. How can I view the contents of an
archive which is composed of multiple slices, each stored on a separate
- The simplest way to do it is from the commandline: dar -l </path/to/archivebasename>,
then change disks when indicated. DarGUI needs to be able to access
both the first and last slice of a set to be able to read its contents,
so the only way it is possible to view the contents of the archive
using DarGUI is by copying the first and last slices to the same folder
on a hard drive.