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Is it possible to edit/create .curaprofiles in a text editor?

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Posted · Is it possible to edit/create .curaprofiles in a text editor?

I'm on Mac. I have tried Atom, Sublime Text, TextEdit... 

 

If I make any change to an exported curaprofile, then the re-import fails. 

I get "Errno 22, invalid argument"

Is there any special encoding or line ending or something that gets messed up? 

Thanks for any pointers!

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Posted · Is it possible to edit/create .curaprofiles in a text editor?

Curaprofiles are zipped containers containing  one or multiple .inst.cfg files.

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Posted · Is it possible to edit/create .curaprofiles in a text editor?

Thanks. Very useful @nallath

I can confirm that I can now modify the profiles!

Howto modify a .curaprofile

 

  • Open the .curaprofile as a zip archive
  • modify the files
  • re-compress the files
  • ONE WAY: a bit convoluted way to do this with no 3rd party software
    • rename the profile to `profile.zip` instead of `profile.curaprofile`
    • extract the files
    • edit them
    • re-compress into a new .zip archive
    • rename to .curaprofile again. 
    • done
  • ANOTHER WAY: simpler, but you need to install the open source and cross platform B1 Free Archiver
    • Open the .curaprofile archive with B1 (no renaming necessary)
    • Double click on the file you wanna edit
    • it will open in your default text editor
    • make you changes and save
    • the program will ask you if you want to save the changes
    • done. (B1 will re-compress the archive in the background)
       


 

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Posted · Is it possible to edit/create .curaprofiles in a text editor?

Finally, I published a short blog post on this. With a few screenshots and a rationale behind why one may want to do this. A bit more accessible to people who are not used to thinking this way. End of this story. Tadaaa. 
 

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