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Update par packer executableby Dirk80 (Monk)
|on Feb 28, 2012 at 15:45 UTC||Need Help??|
Dirk80 has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Hello wise monks,
I created some par packed executables with the command line tool "pp" as follows in a MSWin32 environment:
Now I noticed that inside the "hello_world.exe" there are a lot of files which I want to get rid of.
That's why I wrote the following script:
The updated "hello_world.exe" now does NOT contain the .metadata files I wanted to get rid of. So this works fine. But now I have the problem that I have a normal zip file and not a self extracting file as before.
I looked into the examples of Archive::Zip and found "selfex.pl". Here I got the idea of how it could be done. But to be honest I have no plan how to create the par packed executable as it was before.
I've seen in the "script/main.pl" file within the par packed executable that this code could be the right place to look. But as said before I don't know how to create exactly such a self extracting executable as it was before.
Main question: How can I remove some files from a par packed executable?
Thank you a lot for you help.