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Ketarin 1.5 introduces a number of new features to make your life easier (or more geeky if you prefer):
 
Ketarin 1.5 introduces a number of new features to make your life easier (or more geeky if you prefer):
  
* '''Setup functionality''': Allows you to batch install or update existing applications on any computer with a couple of clicks. It does all what [[http://installpad.com/|InstallPad]] can do, just in a more flexible way.
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* '''Setup functionality''': Allows you to batch install or update existing applications on any computer with a couple of clicks. It does all what [http://installpad.philisoft.com/ InstallPad] can do, just in a more flexible way.
 
* '''Dual scripting engine''': You can now add custom behaviours to your applications with both Batch and C# scripts. Also new: Snippets allow you to re-use often used scripts.
 
* '''Dual scripting engine''': You can now add custom behaviours to your applications with both Batch and C# scripts. Also new: Snippets allow you to re-use often used scripts.
 
* '''Custom user agents''' for downloading applications (some websites may require certain user agents in order to download).
 
* '''Custom user agents''' for downloading applications (some websites may require certain user agents in order to download).
 
* Ketarin now internally also stores relative paths to files, so that changes of drive letters (USB sticks) will not cause Ketarin to forget where the files are located.
 
* Ketarin now internally also stores relative paths to files, so that changes of drive letters (USB sticks) will not cause Ketarin to forget where the files are located.
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* As of 1.8.5: Also supporting PowerShell scripts and recursive global variables.
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== How Ketarin can help you  ==
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Ketarin is a small application which automatically updates and optionally installs setup packages. As opposed to other tools, Ketarin is not meant to keep your system up-to-date (like a package manager), but rather to maintain a compilation of all important setup packages which can then be burned to disc or put on a USB stick.
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* [[Basics]]
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* [[Interface customisation]]
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* [[Special variables]]
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* [[Functions]]
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* [[Commands|Commands / Scripting]]
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* [[Troubleshooting downloads]]
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* [[Setup instructions]]
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* [[Command line arguments]]
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* [[Templates]]
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* [[Portability]]
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=== Further reading ===
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* [http://www.megalab.it/4144 Ketarin Tutorial (Italian) by MegaLab.it]
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* [http://aproductivelife.blogspot.com/2010/03/using-ketarin-to-automatically-update.html Ketarin Tutorial (English) by deranjer]

Latest revision as of 20:40, 21 August 2016

New features

Ketarin 1.5 introduces a number of new features to make your life easier (or more geeky if you prefer):

  • Setup functionality: Allows you to batch install or update existing applications on any computer with a couple of clicks. It does all what InstallPad can do, just in a more flexible way.
  • Dual scripting engine: You can now add custom behaviours to your applications with both Batch and C# scripts. Also new: Snippets allow you to re-use often used scripts.
  • Custom user agents for downloading applications (some websites may require certain user agents in order to download).
  • Ketarin now internally also stores relative paths to files, so that changes of drive letters (USB sticks) will not cause Ketarin to forget where the files are located.
  • As of 1.8.5: Also supporting PowerShell scripts and recursive global variables.

How Ketarin can help you

Ketarin is a small application which automatically updates and optionally installs setup packages. As opposed to other tools, Ketarin is not meant to keep your system up-to-date (like a package manager), but rather to maintain a compilation of all important setup packages which can then be burned to disc or put on a USB stick.

Further reading