Author Topic: auto skip if file exists  (Read 7894 times)

Offline kC_

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auto skip if file exists
« on: September 17, 2007, 07:30:25 PM »
as title says..

would be nice if altbinz could auto skip if files exist...
currently it donloads the file all over again, with an extra x on the extension
e.g
blah.rar
blah.rarx

cheers

Offline afdad

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auto skip if file exists
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2007, 08:08:23 PM »
Does "Keep download history" and "Import already downloaded as paused" (Setup > Download) not work? Or did you have something else in mind?

Offline kC_

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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2007, 08:12:22 PM »
yep that works, but if you download same files from a different post.. then you get blah.rarx

Offline afdad

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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2007, 08:35:14 PM »
OK, I see. So ideally ABZ would compare checksums, and if they're the same, just skip the new file. (Sometimes files have the same name, but different content.)

Offline Watcher

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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2007, 03:29:34 AM »
At that point, it isn't saving you bandwidth as you've already downloaded it. It might save you some disk space, though.

Keep in mind that for some files, you can't determine the filename until you have downloaded the article and can extract the filename from the header.

Offline Rdl

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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2007, 02:39:03 PM »
Done.

Ussual stuff. Download thread gets filename from the start of the article, checks if file exists on download location and if it does, deletes file from download queue.