[Zope] Please Help - Extracting Info From ZEXP File

Dennis Allison allison at shasta.stanford.edu
Fri Apr 13 14:12:35 EDT 2007


Zope is a system that provides for dynamic generation of HTML.  The 
materials you captured are likely to be a dynamic instance as served to 
one user and may not be representative ow what might be served to another 
user or served to the same user in a different context.

To extract the zope programs from the ZEXP file you will need to create a
Zope instance, put the ZEXP file into the "import" directory, and import
it. What you will get will be a collection of Zope objects which, when
executed dynamically, will produce the site.  You will need to learn Zope 
and Plone.


On Fri, 13 Apr 2007, s wrote:

> I just took over a website that was done in Zope/Plone. The person formerly
> responsible for it was not helpful to the client or me in the transition
> process. Basically he emailed a ZEXP file to me, told me it contains
> everything I need, and washed his hands of the whole project. I was able to
> "grab" nearly all the html, css, and javascript files through the web before
> he removed the site from his server, but now I realize a few pages were
> missed. So, it seems the only possibility of restoring those missed pages is
> if 1) everything really is in that ZEXP file and 2) I can find a way to "get
> to it." I know nothing about Zope/Plone and, no offense to anyone, do not
> plan on adding it to my repertoire of knowledge in the near future. I just
> want the "normal" HTML content as it would've been displayed for these
> certain pages that were not grabbed before he removed the site. Is this
> possible? If so, could someone please spell out exactly how I can go about
> retrieving this information from the ZEXP file?
> Sincerely,
> Shawn
> Spinner at networthyinc dot com


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