Adium

Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

#734 closed defect (fixed)

Auto-name accepted incoming file transfers when a file of the same name exists, Safari-style

Reported by: gigabizzle@gmail.com Owned by: evands
Milestone: Adium X 1.0 Component: Adium Core
Version: Severity: normal
Keywords: file transfers prompts filename Cc:
Patch Status:

Description

I understand some people like to be prompted to enter a unique filename when a transfer occurs. But there are situations where being prompted is undesirable. ie:

Often I am AFK when a client sends me a file. They use the same filename, make a change, and then resend it later. If I'm not there, Adium will prompt me to manually enter a unique filename, causing the transfer to time out. By the time I get back, the person is gone.

In some applications, such as Safari, if a file exists in the download directory, it will smartly choose a new name for the new file. ie:

Existing file: hello.zip New filename: hello.1.zip If that file exists, use: hello.2.zip (etc)...

I realize some people dislike that, but others appreciate not being prompted.

For some of us, receiving the file itself is more important than whether it has a 1 or a 2 or a 3 appended to the name.

I'm not asking that the behaviour be changed entirely. I'm just asking for a preference in Adium for those of us that would rather never be prompted for filenames during file transfers: Auto-rename duplicate files? [x] or [_]

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by Chris Forsythe

Milestone: Adium X 0.90

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by Evan Schoenberg

Owner: changed from nobody to Evan Schoenberg
Status: newassigned

This would not be a preference; I agree that it should be done automatically when auto-accept is on.

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by Evan Schoenberg

Summary: Provide preference for auto-naming of existing incoming file transfersAuto-name accepted incoming file transfers when a file of the same name exists, Safari-style

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by Evan Schoenberg

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

(In [12701]) When autoaccepting a file transfer, if a file of the same name already exists, we now append -1, -2, and so on to the main part of the file name to get a unique name. (For example MyFile.jpg exists, so we save to MyFile-1.jpg). Closes #734.

comment:5 Changed 15 years ago by David Smith

Milestone: Adium X 0.90 (Old)Adium X 0.90
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