6.52 Beta 5 .nfo files

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6.52 Beta 5 .nfo files

Postby ccarlin » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:14 am

Hi,
Apparently beginning with Beta 5 .nfo files are no longer automatically downloaded. Is there a way to change this behavior back? I can't manually go into every file set and manually download the .nfo file associated with it, as the change notes state. If nothing else, then please add a configuration option not to do this ... .nfo files are important to get/keep with the files downloaded.

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Re: 6.52 Beta 5 .nfo files

Postby Quade » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:47 am

I'll take a look. Not sure it ever intentionally downloaded them.
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Re: 6.52 Beta 5 .nfo files

Postby ccarlin » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:14 am

With v5 the .nfo files are now within the file download, along with the .par files. That's fine from a display perspective. However, .par files will get downloaded when needed (though a good percentage of the time hey are all downloaded, even though they're *not* needed), but with v5 the .nfo file never downloads, unless I expand the set and manually click on the file to force it. So, I'm not reporting a display problem, but the fact that either the .nfo should still automatically download, or if you're going to change behavior then please add an option to always force the download of it.

With v4 and previous the .nfo files were treated as separate files and as such were always downloaded.

"Has new compaction logic, auxiliary files, like .nfo and .srr, are now included in compacted lines to clean up the display. Click the + sign to expand the set and gain access to those files if you need them separately."

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Re: 6.52 Beta 5 .nfo files

Postby Quade » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:40 am

I'm not against making it an option. I have not interest in downloading those extra files myself so, it would have to be an option.

I'm actually working on a feature for B6 which will actually show which compacted sets have these files but, let you read them by selecting the compacted set and Ctrl-R'ing them.
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Re: 6.52 Beta 5 .nfo files

Postby JayPea » Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:21 pm

I'd just like to voice my support for keeping .nfo files and writing them to the extraction folder. Many people rely on these files to keep a record of what is being collected and having these associated files to remind them of what their files contain is imperative. Why not just put up instructions on how to add a global filter for the people that don't need them? To code them out seems a little rash.

Whilst I appreciate that you don't consider them vital and it is, after all, your own usenet application we're all using, please consider the opinions of the peons that have paid for the right to use it also.
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Re: 6.52 Beta 5 .nfo files

Postby Quade » Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:00 pm

You mis-read what I said. I know it's important to some of you.

I'm just saying it'll be optional because I don't want them. Not that I won't do it.
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Re: 6.52 Beta 5 .nfo files

Postby thwartme » Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:51 pm

What I've noticed is different is that .nfo. .srr and .sfv files now appear in the 'bundle' with the rars and pars, instead of being their own seperate header line. I prefered it when they were displayed sepearately. Is there a switch for that, or is it a hard-coded change in behaviour?

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Re: 6.52 Beta 5 .nfo files

Postby Quade » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:12 pm

Hard coded. It's done that way so, Ctrl-R can pull them all in one go AND often identify the contents of obscured files.
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Re: 6.52 Beta 5 .nfo files

Postby thwartme » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:17 pm

Okay, well, if you're receiving votes, I vote for "change this back". I want to be able to see these files seperately, and I DON'T want them to download when I select the rar/par bundle. Useless crap , clogging up my HD.
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Re: 6.52 Beta 5 .nfo files

Postby Quade » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:22 pm

Filename filter set in the "Global" filename reject Filter will remove them when downloaded. You might want to add a "Post unrar filter" too because if they're mentioned in the PAR files, they'll get generated from nothing.

[.]sfv
[.]nfo
[.]srr
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Re: 6.52 Beta 5 .nfo files

Postby thwartme » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:25 pm

But if I filter them out, I won't be able to see them in the header window, right?
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Re: 6.52 Beta 5 .nfo files

Postby Quade » Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:01 pm

No, that's why I said "Filename filters". Filename filter only apply during download.
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Re: 6.52 Beta 5 .nfo files

Postby thwartme » Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:14 am

Alright, thansk for that. that's something, anyway.
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Re: 6.52 Beta 5 .nfo files

Postby cat_man » Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:47 pm

Quade wrote:Filename filter set in the "Global" filename reject Filter will remove them when downloaded. You might want to add a "Post unrar filter" too because if they're mentioned in the PAR files, they'll get generated from nothing.

[.]sfv
[.]nfo
[.]srr
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Running 6.70 b7 using post unrar filter. They all work except for [.]nzb. I have also tried \.nzb still leaves the nzb file.
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Re: 6.52 Beta 5 .nfo files

Postby Quade » Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:58 pm

If the NZB isn't mentioned in the PAR, it's probably not going to get hit "Post UnRAR". If you want to filter NZB's out of your NZB's you might want to add an NZB Loading filter which can remove files before the make it into the post list. NZB Loading filter uses the subject filters.
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Re: 6.52 Beta 5 .nfo files

Postby johnchristo » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:08 am

A bit lost on this thread -- having upgraded to 6.81, is there a way to have the .nfo files preserved?

For the posts I'm looking at today, it is not a separate file, it's in the .rar. So it's getting deleted after the unrar. Even though I have the post-unrar filter option unchecked.

If not, then I vote as well for an option to preserve these files. Although really, we already appear to have an option for the folks that don't want them - namely the post unrar filter, so seems like keeping them should just be the default?

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Re: 6.52 Beta 5 .nfo files

Postby Quade » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:37 pm

Are you sure it's getting deleted or is it just left in the download folder? Without a post-unrar filter, Newsbin doesn't delete anything.

When you say "in the rar" you mean actually inside the RAR files or grouped with the rar files in a set of files?
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Re: 6.52 Beta 5 .nfo files

Postby johnchristo » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:49 pm

Yes, I mean inside the rar. I just use one folder so pretty sure they're getting deleted. Oddly, the sfv's are not. Started happening right after upgrade to 6.81, I had been running an earlier version of 6.x. Didn't change any settings, and have gone through them and don't see anything that got mangled in the upgrade process.

I see now I've been misreading a bit, the thread was not about these files getting deleted but rather about them not getting downloaded in the first place. It just seemed like the most likely looking candidate for the problem I'm seeing.
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