IMPINI V1.41

by Christian Langanke, 1994-2003


Contents

Software overview
Short description
Overview
Prerequisites
Download current version
National Language Support


Short description

IMPINI is a freeware commandline program to copy INI file contents from one file to another, delete certain INI entries or compare two INI files and let IMPINI write the differences to a third INI file.

You can access the active user and system INI files by using the reserved keywords USER and SYSTEM.

This makes IMPINI the perfect tool to backup INI entries for an application and to restore them on another system or just to backup OS2.INI/OS2SYS.INI.
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Overview

IMPINI lets you perform INI file backup and restore operations via the commandline, copying, deleting or restoring either the entire contents of an INI file or only one or certain applications or key of a certain application.

Both the active user and active system INI file are accessed by using the reserved keywords USER and SYSTEM. So you can make a complete backup from the active user and system INI. Unlike the files ?:\OS2\OS2.INI and ?:\OS2\OS2SYS.INI, which are rewritten only after a certain amount of changes, this backup will include *ALL* changes up to the moment, that you use IMPINI !

More, IMPINI enables to compare two INI files, so that you for example can determine, what changes an installation program of an application has applied to user and system INI file. Take a backup of both user and system INI before and after an installation and let IMPINI compare the files afterward. This will write the added and changed entries to a third file and, if desired, display all the added and changed applications and keys.

Last, but not least, IMPINI supports the use of environment variables, when copying INI file entries to a target INI. When parameter /Env is specified, IMPINI replaces all environment variables in application names, key names and non-binary key data with the value of the environment variable. This way you can easily distribute entries of one source INI file to several systems, which are different for example in terms of drive letters or pathnames for certain applications or system components.
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Prerequisites

This program runs under OS/2 WARP 3 or later.
If you still need an OS/2 V2.x version, please send me an email or decompress the executable file with lxlite.
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Download current version

You can download the current version (ca 56.74 Kb) from the following following sources:

Address
 this website
 The Hobbes File Archive (hobbes.nmsu.edu)

Check your copy of the zip file with the detached signature certificate or the MD5 checksum.

  • Signature certificate:  impin141.asc
  • MD5 checksum: b101fbef6f55e31cdfb37300313f842f

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National Language Support

This program currently provides National Language Support for the following languages:

English
German
French

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