Group all files except *.fcfx in directory

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Group all files except *.fcfx in directory

Postby MJU » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:00 am

Maybe a strange feature, but would it be possible to add all other files that Flowcode generates in a single file?

In the directory where the FCFX file is stored, the other files are visible too.
For every project there are *.cof *.elf *.hex ... and so on files generated.
Wouldn't it be fine if all these files were contained in, for example a *.zip or *.rar-file?

In that case the directory's would remain clean and we could extract them if we needed them..
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Re: Group all files except *.fcfx in directory

Postby EtsDriver » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:48 am

Maybe there could be a option to add automatic cleanup the compiler files to be removed after .hex generation, so .fcfx file for Flowcode and .hex for programming targets are only left?

Does any stand-alone programmer anymore use .elf files?
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Re: Group all files except *.fcfx in directory

Postby QMESAR » Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:12 am

I can see the need for this ,I actually like the proposals :D

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Re: Group all files except *.fcfx in directory

Postby Steve » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:46 am

Thanks - these are good ideas that are already on our lists.

Some of these files are required during ICD, so they can't be totally removed in all situations. An alternative suggestion has been to put all intermediate files into a separate working folder (either directly off the project file itself, or in a common location), so only the FCFX and HEX files remain.
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Re: Group all files except *.fcfx in directory

Postby kersing » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:13 pm

EtsDriver wrote:Maybe there could be a option to add automatic cleanup the compiler files to be removed after .hex generation, so .fcfx file for Flowcode and .hex for programming targets are only left?

Does any stand-alone programmer anymore use .elf files?


Please don’t. I regularly use the other files.
Automatic creation of a subdir where everything (except the main file) is stored (including backup copies of the fcfx) would be better imho.
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