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 Post subject: Overwrite on move
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:23 pm 
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OK, last but not least.
What always bugs me, is that when I move files and there is already one present, theRenamer will not move the file nor will it ask whether I want to overwrite the one that's already there.
I always have to either go through a huge log file or sort through the folders one by one and manually move the files that were skipped.

Would it be possible to add a feature similar to the Windows 7 move-feature?

Idea is that theRenamer prompts you and asks whether you want to
a) move and replace
b) not move
c) move but keep both

But, and this is vital for the feature to be usefull, theRenamer would have to wait until all the files that are not present already are moved before it stops and prompts. Otherwise if like me you want to move 500 files in one go and just turn it on and leave for a few hours, you will come back to find that it only move 5 files because the 6th was already present :)


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 Post subject: Re: Overwrite on move
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:48 am 
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I've added a "-o" parameter, meant to set Overwrite to true by default.
Use with care, it's not recommended as it's possible to get a wrong showname and overwrite something else.

I won't be adding a windows type popup confirmation. see how useful is this first.

Overwriting files is dangerous.

It could be that u have the same file in the destination folder, or
theRenamer has guessed a wrong showname, and sees an existing file.

I still prefer to just leave the files at the source folder, and let user take action.

theRenamer.exe -fetch -o
theRenamer.exe -fetchmovie -o
theRenamer.exe -tv -o
theRenamer.exe -movie -o
theRenamer.exe -o
!!! Use with caution !!!

(BTW, -o is broken in 7.4 Beta)


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 Post subject: Re: Overwrite on move
PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:01 pm 
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ok, then leave the overwrite turned off by default :)

but would it maybe be possible to see which files were not moved due to files present?
i mean, without having to go through the entire log? or maybe write them to the beginning of the log?


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 Post subject: Re: Overwrite on move
PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:14 pm 
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but would it maybe be possible to see which files were not moved due to files present?
i mean, without having to go through the entire log? or maybe write them to the beginning of the log?


Errrr... look at the source folder and see if anything is left behind?
Am I missing something?


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 Post subject: Re: Overwrite on move
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:48 pm 
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with tv series you have quite a lot of folders.

i recently had to go through 80 folders, check each one for files and manually move what was left behind but had to check them all to find which one still had files left.

it's just a wish because it would be usefull and is currently not supported.


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 Post subject: Re: Overwrite on move
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:24 pm 
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Currently, I never check/remove empty folders for TV show. Only movies.
Will add this in.


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 Post subject: Re: Overwrite on move
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:33 pm 
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I'd like to see what officiallyme suggested - to have it prompt you what to do when it gets to an overwrite condition. Right now, it doesn't do anything. The option to overwrite via -o is better than nothing, but not very useful unless it's in the gui. But I'd rather have it prompt you with what to do - rename, overwrite, or do nothing. If you don't want a box popping up for user interaction, perhaps than just rename the file like (1) like Windows does? But something should be changed at least. Thanks :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Overwrite on move
PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:28 am 
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Yes, a lot of programs create a (1)-copy of files. That might be a good idea. Or better still, rename the pre-existing one to "old_" or original as in most cases one will want to delete the old one and not the new one.
If the old one is renamed you can simply do a windows folder search for all files "old_".

Are we starting to get on your nerves alfred? :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Overwrite on move
PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:57 pm 
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I'm numb now.
My first priority is to fix the 'Slow Flash Warning Script".
The rest have to wait.


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 Post subject: Re: Overwrite on move
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:30 am 
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You could delete the existing file once you have determined that the file exists and the user has decided to overwrite the file. Then move the file from the source to the destination. This will cause the older file deletion. But I want if it has deleted successfully then rename operation must be successful.


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