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Old 07-22-2021, 11:11 PM   #81
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So, it is similar to this:


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I would actually prefer that over the workaround of a custom save action as proposed by amagalma.
This can be done too, and be light-weight but I personally do not like having too many deferred scripts running...
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Old 07-22-2021, 11:14 PM   #82
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It is not a defered script cause this would be less efficient (it would run 30 time per second and check files which is "slow"). It is just a script action to put on CTRL+S shortcut, which wrapes the usual save action.
Ah ok, I understand, so pretty similar to amagalma in that regard. I figured it might be faster than delete a lot of backups at once (I have them each minute and sometimes work for an hour without saving).
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Old 07-22-2021, 11:17 PM   #83
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...might be faster than delete a lot of backups at once (I have them each minute and sometimes work for an hour without saving).

Deleting a few hundreds backups does not take more than a few milliseconds on an SSD...
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Old 07-22-2021, 11:24 PM   #84
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Deleting a few hundreds backups does not take more than a few milliseconds on an SSD...
Ok, I indeed have them on SSD. Just will keep workig with your action hoping there won’t be unexpected issues
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Old 07-22-2021, 11:33 PM   #85
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The name matching in the script is very strict, so do not worry at all about loosing something that you would like to keep
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Old 07-23-2021, 12:23 AM   #86
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The main diff with amagalma version is that amagalma version can be run without saving, but can be wrapped in custom action.
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Old 07-23-2021, 03:45 AM   #87
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Ok I think for now I will keep using amagalma's version then, since I have already set it up.

Yet I hope there will be a native implementation soon as I'd like to have it work in a way that Reaper currently doesn't allow and a script probably can't work around Reaper's limitations.
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Old 07-23-2021, 05:00 AM   #88
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Well, I released my script!


https://forum.cockos.com/showpost.ph...2&postcount=83


See you in this thread if you need to talk about it :P


I leave this one for amagalma approach


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Old 07-23-2021, 05:09 AM   #89
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Thanks for sharing it X-Raym. I think many people who missed out on this thread will be happy to discover a solution in the FR thread. I will compare both scripts and see which one I find more useful.

Also good idea to have both threads dedicated to one of the approaches so there is no confusion with mixed up information.

I think we all agree that despite having these scripts a native implementation is still an important thing that should absolutely happen but I want to thank you both for the effort and for coming up with a useful solution that will work until the devs decide to address this!
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Old 07-23-2021, 07:24 AM   #90
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After running Script: amagalma_Keep x number of most recent timestamped backups of current project file (deletes older ones - no undo!).lua

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local files_to_keep = 5

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Old 07-23-2021, 07:43 AM   #91
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Old 07-23-2021, 07:52 AM   #92
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hmm, it seems the script resets on updates. That's troubling because when I sync packages I'll have to really focus to make sure when I get a new update I'll have to go edit it back to false. yes ?
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Old 07-23-2021, 10:18 AM   #93
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The current is the final version, so you don't have to worry any more
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Old 07-24-2021, 12:56 PM   #94
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Keep x number of most recent timestamped backups of current project file (deletes older ones - no undo!)

Scans the current project directory (and all its sub-directories) for backups (.rpp-bak) of the current project. Keeps the set number of backups and deletes all older ones. Action cannot be undone.

- Number of backups to keep is set inside the script (default=5)
- Keeps one backup per different date no matter what
- Works with timestamped backups only
- Can be combined with Save action (40026) into a custom action, so that it tides things up each time you save.**
- Requires JS_ReaScriptAPI


in ReaPack

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Love the idea of this script, but it doesn't work for me. I think it has to do with the fact that I keep all of my auto-backups in a separate folder on a external drive. Is there some lines I can change to make it work even though the backups aren't saved to the project folder?
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Old 07-24-2021, 01:46 PM   #95
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Sounds promising. How does this work exacty?
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Old 07-24-2021, 01:58 PM   #96
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Delete all your backups and keeps X number of your most recent backups as set in the script file
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Old 07-25-2021, 07:25 AM   #97
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Delete all your backups and keeps X number of your most recent backups as set in the script file
Right, but what triggers it? How does it look for backups, and how does it decide which are most recent ones? it just periodically goes into your current project folder and deletes the backups in the backup folder? Or it searches the backup folder location for filenames of current project and periodically deletes the oldest backups? Does it do this every time a backup is made? Or how does it work exactly, if you know what I mean?
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Right, but what triggers it? How does it look for backups, and how does it decide which are most recent ones? it just periodically goes into your current project folder and deletes the backups in the backup folder? Or it searches the backup folder location for filenames of current project and periodically deletes the oldest backups? Does it do this every time a backup is made? Or how does it work exactly, if you know what I mean?
It's a script that you run that does two things, it saves your current project and deletes the X number of backups keeping the most recent ones. You can run the script from a toolbar button or a shortcut key combination such as control s which is used to save the project. It's up to you how often you run it. You could also put it in a project startup script
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It's a script that you run that does two things, it saves your current project and deletes the X number of backups keeping the most recent ones. You can run the script from a toolbar button or a shortcut key combination such as control s which is used to save the project. It's up to you how often you run it. You could also put it in a project startup script
Ok, cool. Ctrl+S is a good idea. So it cleans up all backups in the backups folder? Or just the ones that are the same filename as the current project you're working on, do you know?

I often manually save incremental projects.

How do you set how many most recent ones it keeps?
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I only have backups from Prefs in my folder so that's what I see being deleted. Script settings are:

limit = 5
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Old 07-25-2021, 01:38 PM   #101
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I have removed my script and replaced it with a new script pack that offers all features one may wish.

Check it here
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I have removed my script and replaced it with a new script pack that offers all features one may wish.

Check it here
Final version The Sequel !
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Old 07-25-2021, 01:52 PM   #103
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:P


That was the final version of that script.. Now, there is a script pack.. Just check the link for the features.. It has everything, automatic limiting, settings script etc...
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