Thread: [See Bugtracker] File Name Masks
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Old 24.06.2018, 17:28
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Dear JD Developers Team,
Thanks for your continued support for the program which has made it into a phenomenal success.

Lately, I found an issue, solving which can add to the efficiency of this wonderful program.

Issue:
Many mirror links have identical file hosted, but with a different syntax in their names. This is resulting in duplicate downloads. (files are identical, but the
names have subtle variation depending on the file host's server rules). Since the names are not 100% identical, JD is treating them as different files, and downloading both of them.

For example:
Spoiler:

Quote:
Set 1:
Link: **External links are only visible to Support Staff****External links are only visible to Support Staff**
File: *****+HDR+2018+v1.2.0.2114

Link:
**External links are only visible to Support Staff****External links are only visible to Support Staff**
File: *****_HDR_2018_v1.2.0.2114

Set 2:
Link:
**External links are only visible to Support Staff****External links are only visible to Support Staff**
File: *****TrueImage2018 12510

Link: **External links are only visible to Support Staff****External links are only visible to Support Staff**
File: *****TrueImage2018_12510

Set 3:
Link: **External links are only visible to Support Staff****External links are only visible to Support Staff**
File: **ezloader 3.1.2.rar

Link: **External links are only visible to Support Staff****External links are only visible to Support Staff**
File: **ezloader 3.1.2.rar

Set 4:
Link: **External links are only visible to Support Staff****External links are only visible to Support Staff**
File: *****_Technical_Suite_2018_v20.1.0.707_x64-P2P.rar

Link: **External links are only visible to Support Staff****External links are only visible to Support Staff**
File: ****_Technical Suite 2018 v20.1.0.707 x64-P2P.rar


Essentially, with this example, I want to make the point that:
a file name on different mirror may have the following name patterns:
MIRRORED_FILE_NAME.extension
MIRRORED FILE NAME.extension
MIRRORED-FILE-NAME.extension
MIRRORED+FILE+NAME.extension

Suggestion:
To implement a "File Name Masking" Mode (which can be disabled/toggled/ticked) Under the Settings Tab, which would allow users to set masks (e.g. _, <space>, +, - or any other characters )

When enabled, this feature should be able to treat all such name variants as identical, so that unnecessary duplicate downloading can be prevented.

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Last edited by DJwa163; 26.06.2018 at 22:47.
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