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Re: [Pan-users] SFV files (was Re: Ctrl+W keyboard shortcut!)

From: Wolf J . Flywheel
Subject: Re: [Pan-users] SFV files (was Re: Ctrl+W keyboard shortcut!)
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 23:32:59 -0400

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On Tuesday 24 September 2002 23:03, gaw zay wrote:

> On Tue, 24 Sep 2002, Wolf J.Flywheel wrote:
> > > You'd have to download the file and decode it to know if the md5sum
> > > is right or not.
> >
> >     Not really -- Pan would compare the md5 given in the SFV with that
> > of the file already in your download directory in order to say, "Hey,
> > I've got this already!"
> Well then you have downloaded the file then to check the md5sum then
> haven't you? :-P

        Ok, but maybe I downloaded it six months ago and forgot about it.  Now 
somebody posts it again and I grab it, again.  With large collections of 
small files, this has happened to me frequently!  With anime videos and 
such, not as often, but I've still managed to do it.
        The way I'm thinking, there would be some safeguard against getting the 
same thing twice -- the way mldonkey, for instance, checks the hash of a 
file to make sure it's the one you're looking for, before downloading 
pieces of it.

> I don't see any use in that unless you set up some function to parse
> the SFV file and pull all the files from the group, as it stands now I

        Something to wish for, anyway.  :)

> Am I missing something? The parsing the SFV file isn't too horrible an
> idea I suppose, and have it check to see if all parts are present, warn

        If so, you only missed it because I wasn't being clear... sorry!  :)

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