Quick Usb Formatter

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Description:

Quick Usb Formatter it is a tiny app designed for enhance the usability of the device notifier plasmoid, adding an additional option for quick format usb sticks

Extract the tarball to a folder an compile it as follow:

mkdir build && cd build
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr ..
make
sudo make install

The source code it is hosted in a Git repositori and can be found here:
http://gitorious.org/chakra/quick-usb-formatter

For report bugs, use the Chakra GNU/Linux bugtracker:
http://chakra-project.org/bugs/
Last changelog:

9 years ago

0.1 First implementeation
0.2 Support for ext2/etx3 filesystems, added catalan translation
0.3 Fix typos, added Italian by Gianluca Boiano. Thanks!
0.4 Fix segfault, added question before actually formatting, debug string fixes.
0.4.1 Bugfixing

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koko2k

10 years ago

It would be fine to add an option to install grub too ;)

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YAFU

10 years ago

Excellent, thank you.
The solid actions path in Kubuntu is:
/usr/share/kde4/apps/solid/actions/

It would be better if you can add a confirmation dialog warning about that you will lose all data when you click "apply format" (for distracted people)
Goodbye.

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YAFU

10 years ago

I forgot to mention that you need to install the package "ibus" in kubuntu, and start the daemon (ibus-daemon -d).
Also I have not yet been able to make it work as user and I have to launch "quickusbformatter" as root.
Goodbye.

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bigbrovar

10 years ago

Couple of things I noticed about the application.

I can not get it to format if I start it as a normal user. It only works when started as root. Is there a way you could port it to policykit so that privileged actions can be handled in a clean way that is transparent to the user.

Also I could not figure how to integrate it with the device manager application.

It would be nice if you can make it use the kde's notification system to notify users of job success (or failure)

even when launched as root it was impossible to get it to rename a drive before formatting. That part is grayed out.

Thanks for this app mate it is one more missing link of kde fixed.

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chakra-project

10 years ago

Try it, works here, anyway it's a tiny app and the goal it's just empty a stick, if you need a more complex format o recreate the partition table you should use an more advanced tool like partitionmanager :)

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Tids

10 years ago

i havend tried it yet but its a tool i relly need sometimes :)
one question: if i choose ext3/4, will it set the rights automatical? `chown` the stick? this would be cool.

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pejakm

10 years ago

Fantastic work!

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9 years ago

0.1 First implementeation
0.2 Support for ext2/etx3 filesystems, added catalan translation
0.3 Fix typos, added Italian by Gianluca Boiano. Thanks!
0.4 Fix segfault, added question before actually formatting, debug string fixes.
0.4.1 Bugfixing

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