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Feature request: Long file names (2 posts)

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  • Started 13 years ago by Gufo
  • Latest reply 13 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Gufo Member

    The only thing I miss in Fetch is support for 255-character file names. You know, the ones where you can actually name files like this:

    This document I have made has a ridiculously long name, part one.txt
    This document I have made has a ridiculously long name, part two.txt
    This document I have made has a ridiculously long name, part three.txt
    This document I have made has a ridiculously long name, part four.txt

    Needless to say, if I were to put these through 31-character truncation, I wouldn't know which was which anymore. :)

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    Another thing I just remembered (thus the edited message) is the ability to queue files. Granted, the FTP protocol won't let me do anything while a download is on its way, but how about this:

    1. Browse around the server, choosing which files to download - thus placing them in a "server queue" of stuff to get.

    2. When done browsing, start the queue and Fetch gets everything automagically, one by one.

    Ideally, if the server connection is broken (e.g. ill-behaved server) the queue would be saved, so I can re-connect and go on fetching whatever it was I wanted.

    Standard behavior would, of course, still be to directly download selected files - just as now.

    [This message has been edited by Gufo (edited 11-17-2001).]

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Long file name support is on my to-do list; hopefully it'll make it into the next release.

    As for queuing, you can approximate that feature now by making a shortcut list window (choose "New Shortcut List" from the File menu) and dragging the files you want to download to that window. Then, when you are ready to download, drag the shortcut icons to the download folder -- they will be downloaded one at a time.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 13 years ago #

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