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Archiving, Moving or Branching a Project

Wednesday 13 July, 2022

The CCS IDE has an easy way to make a copy of a project. The feature is accessed by using FILE > COPY PROJECT. The dialog box looks like this:

The lower selection allows you to select an entire group of files or expand the group and select specific files. The references source files include files supplied with the compiler like stdlib.h. The supporting output files are files used by the IDE and not usually opened outside the IDE. Documentation files are any files attached to the project using the navigation bar.

The location entry in the center allows you to specify the destination. Use the folder icon on the right to browse and/or create a new location.

The functions are as follows:

Copy files to a new directory tree
This simply makes a copy of the designated files to a new directory location. The .ccspjt file usually references the project files using a relative path so the project should compile right in the new location.

Create a ZIP file with the files
This makes a zip file with the designated files. This is ideal for a archive or if you need to send a project to CCS for analysis.

Copy .HEX file
Despite the name this function can quickly make a copy of any combination of files to another location. For example you may need to make a copy of the project hex file to a public location where others can use it for testing or production. By default just the project hex file is selected however if you select some other files that now becomes the default so you can quickly use this function to make the same copy when needed.

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