Author Topic: how do i set altbinz to delete the extrta files after sucsessful unrar  (Read 9462 times)

Offline elephant66

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after unrar

i get lots of files left over



if i use "par n rar" (when altbinz fail)parnrar removes all extra files after unrar.
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Q1 Do i just add the file extensions to the "delete after unrar" ?
Q2 which file extensions ( .srr ?  ?)


Q3 if i set to delete the par files....Will this create a problem with extraction?

if ALTBINZ does the "Altbinz only extracted the sample file" bug

because if i set to delete the par files after unrar

it will:

unrar the sample files instead of the main file (incorrectly)
then delete the par files (if i set it to delete them)
then wont have the par files to repair the extract the FULL files



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on a separate not i'm not sure why altbinz cant just tell it has only extracted a small sample file not the main file.  the program knows the sizes of files involved

Its probably 2 lines of code to fix it

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Offline elephant66

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anyone  :-X

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i added ".srr" to the "delete after unrar"

but my concern is:
if i add ".par2" or ".par"

then when altbinz does the "only extract the sample file, not the main file" bug
it will delete my par files but won't have extracted the main file

anyone

I just want a tidy folder after extraction

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Explain exactly "only extract the sample file, not the main file" bug

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Explain exactly "only extract the sample file, not the main file" bug

Hi sorry for the delay

bug is...

Altbinz extracts 'a' file and leaves the 'rars'
The file is not the 'full movie'.............. its the 'sample one minute' file
when i got to 'extract the movie in winrar', it says overwrite the file (so its the same files name)

Happens a lot

folders full of sample 1 minute files



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Aha, got it. I'll introduce a switch to force altbinz to rename smaller file.

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Aha, got it. I'll introduce a switch to force altbinz to rename smaller file.

thanks dude

I get a bit grumpy from time to time. 

I set up altbinz for my friend this week, I  said you guys fix things straight away.  :) :)

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Once this "rename smaller file is in place" i can set to delete ".par2 files after extract" too.  for an litter free folder :)

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you could add .srr and .par2 or any other to the tick boxes for delete after extract


Offline elephant66

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or could we have an option to remove the smaller file all together?

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did you sort the "only extract the sample file, not the main file" bug

i added
*.srr
*par2

to the "delete after unrar option."

Will it delete me par files if it extracts only the sample rar?

(Could we have an option to delete the smaller 'same name' file, if you add the option to auto rename the file)

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so in short how do ensure not getting a folder full of crap

but still have access to par files, and all the other relevant to files to automatically repair the downloads while i sleep.

i would like to
--start download
--forget about it
--find a folder with all the relevant files
--if it crashed or something silly and stopped extracting (happens very frequently) .....
........be able to one click "par rar" style and extract the altbinz folder.  (i am using par'n'rar at the moment but i am suspicious that it does not par the same as quick par)


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Re: how do i set altbinz to delete the extrta files after sucsessful unrar
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2012, 12:21:20 am »
Well, if I may add my 2c to this monologue: the scenario you describe - Alt.Binz downloading unattended, auto-unpausing & auto-repairing & unraring and clearing all folders - is perfectly standard. My Alt.Binz has been running like this for months without problems. It's how it's supposed to work.

If you don't want the sample, auto-pause it; you can list 'Unimportant files' under Setup > Par2, so it ignores them too. If par2.exe is failing for you, well I just don't have that experience, so I have nothing to add.

You can also use 'Execute Command On Completion' to run your own scripts if you need to.

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Re: how do i set altbinz to delete the extrta files after sucsessful unrar
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2012, 09:25:50 am »
Well, if I may add my 2c to this monologue: the scenario you describe - Alt.Binz downloading unattended, auto-unpausing & auto-repairing & unraring and clearing all folders - is perfectly standard. My Alt.Binz has been running like this for months without problems. It's how it's supposed to work.

If you don't want the sample, auto-pause it; you can list 'Unimportant files' under Setup > Par2, so it ignores them too. If par2.exe is failing for you, well I just don't have that experience, so I have nothing to add.

You can also use 'Execute Command On Completion' to run your own scripts if you need to.


OK sorry that my continuing support report appears to you as a one sided discussion

Here's my point

I would like to set up the options to do this:

1-To completly "repair" and "extract" the all the files
(hopefully RDL is working on "only extract the sample file, not the main file" bug - detailed above)
2- To not have "irrelevant or potentially needed for repair" stuff left over

If i pause remove or delete BEFORE REPAIR then REPAIR will not REPAIR.  So any action has to be AFTER successful REPAIR and EXTRACTION.   So that is why i have left the uninportant files in par 2 set unchecked.

I feel like i am shooting in the dark changing these settings.  I have enough problems with ALTBINZ not extracting 60% of the time, without changing setting to hinder this process of extraction further.

I'm not 100% sure what settings i should have for this action of flawless repair and extraction with nothing left over.















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Re: how do i set altbinz to delete the extrta files after sucsessful unrar
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2012, 03:06:21 am »
If i pause remove or delete BEFORE REPAIR then REPAIR will not REPAIR.  So any action has to be AFTER successful REPAIR and EXTRACTION.   So that is why i have left the uninportant files in par 2 set unchecked.

This is the bit I don't understand. Could you explain further, with an example?

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Re: how do i set altbinz to delete the extrta files after sucsessful unrar
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2012, 10:24:28 am »
Two quick questions:

Do you use NZBPlay while downloading?
Why do you have the pause option "par recovery files larger than xxx" disabled?

If i pause remove or delete BEFORE REPAIR then REPAIR will not REPAIR.  So any action has to be AFTER successful REPAIR and EXTRACTION.   So that is why i have left the uninportant files in par 2 set unchecked.

I think you have a misconception about how this feature works. If you pause all recovery pars and download the small par file plus all rars you can eliminate all unimportant files before hand with out a problem.

If no repair is needed the post will unrar and the small par gets deleted.

If a repair is needed they get repaired with the rest of the set by the unpaused recovery pars. After repair and extraction the delete after unrar list should take care of the newly created unwanted files.

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Re: how do i set altbinz to delete the extrta files after sucsessful unrar
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2012, 06:19:32 pm »
Two quick questions:

Do you use NZBPlay while downloading?
Why do you have the pause option "par recovery files larger than xxx" disabled?

If i pause remove or delete BEFORE REPAIR then REPAIR will not REPAIR.  So any action has to be AFTER successful REPAIR and EXTRACTION.   So that is why i have left the uninportant files in par 2 set unchecked.

I think you have a misconception about how this feature works. If you pause all recovery pars and download the small par file plus all rars you can eliminate all unimportant files before hand with out a problem.

If no repair is needed the post will unrar and the small par gets deleted.

If a repair is needed they get repaired with the rest of the set by the unpaused recovery pars. After repair and extraction the delete after unrar list should take care of the newly created unwanted files.


Cheers 

its a lot to take in

I dont use NZB play


I'm not sure how the "download/repair/extract"works
and in "what order" the settings options are applied
and "when" the options are applied

You are on the right lines there, thinking i am confused :)


(Putting aside the frequent "Altbinz stops extracting, i have used the program for a while and not quite worked it out)

initially i had the default settings for pausing par files.
the stuff that downloaded stayed in the list of downloading files at 100% (which i kind of liked)
but a frequently the repair/unrar crashed and i just had folders of rars.
so i set the unpause the pars (thinking this was the reason it had filed to extract) (everything downloads in the list and then disappears from downloading list)

but since i have realised Altbinz crashes the somehow during this repair unrar process

I use parnrar to sort out folders full of rars if this happens.  (so the pars would be needed in that scenario)

But i would like Altbinz to just "do it all automatically.... and clean up after"

1 problem is the bug...

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Altbinz extracts 'a' file and leaves the 'rars'
The file is not the 'full movie'.............. its the 'sample one minute' file
when i got to 'extract the movie in winrar', it says overwrite the file (so its the same files name)

Happens a lot


2nd problem is

Altbinz stopping the repair/extract process

 
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So I need to set some things to be paused?  Will this hinder the repair/ extraction process?