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Feature request - Exclude from mirror (37 posts)

  • Started 13 years ago by tcdiver7
  • Latest reply 9 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi Captkirk,

    I'm not trying to be mysterious. I have an idea for a work around that might help Doug, but it isn't in an official release of Fetch, in part because it's experimental and hasn't been tested. So I'm interested in Doug's help figuring out if this workaround is useful and stable enough to make more widely available. If you have a similar problem -- a download mirror operation that fails because you don't have permission to download all the files or folders on the server -- we could use your help as well. If you're interested, please send email using the link above.

    mdfOffman:

    We have a list of hundreds of desired improvements to Fetch, and deciding which to pursue next is a difficult challenge. I feel bad that this one has languished for so long, but it isn't because we don't think it's important. Rather, it's because there have been dozens of other improvements that have been easier to tackle, or more pressing, or that promised to deliver more benefits to more users. Deciding to work on problem A instead of problem B is a judgement call, and we do factor user requests into that judgement.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    If anyone else is experiencing problems using the Mirror command because they encounter permissions errors on certain files and folders when downloading, we are now testing an option to ignore permissions errors when mirroring (as Jim mentioned). Please contact us at bugs@fetchsoftworks.com if you'd like to try out the new option.

    We realize this is not the full-blown "ignore certain files and folders" feature that some of you have requested, but we believe it will help address some of the situations where the Fetch Mirror feature currently doesn't work very well.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • captkirk Member

    The 5.6 1d1 (5F71) is working great for me. Seems faster too. I would like to have a report of what was skipped and an option to turn it on and off, but otherwise it's working.

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi captkirk,

    Glad to hear the experimental version is working well for you. We are planning to eventually provide a checkbox in the preferences for the "ignore permissions errors" feature, and skipped files will be noted in the Fetch Transcript; since it is a feature under development and testing, not all the polish has been added yet.

    Please send any additional feedback to us at bugs@fetchsoftworks.com .

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Elias Hedberg Member

    I too second this feature request.

    My specific situation is that I use GIT locally to keep track of my development and the .git folder tends to take most of the synchronization time so it’d be nice to leave it out – also because it has nothing on the live server to do.

    A general exclusion feature would probably be the best solution, but from my personal perspective an option to just exclude hidden files would also do the trick.

    Keep up the good work!
    Regards,
    Elias

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for that feedback -- I can see why you wouldn't want to mirror the .git folder.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Elias,

    I wanted to post a follow up to Jim's reply.

    It sounds like the .git folder is on your Mac and you want to stop uploading it to your server each time you mirror, is that correct?

    If so, there is already an "exclude hidden files" feature of a sort for uploads in Fetch.

    If you:

    * Go to the Fetch menu, and choose Preferences.
    * Click the Obscure tab.
    * Check the "Do not upload dot items in folders" checkbox.

    Then Fetch will not upload or mirror any folders or files whose name begins with a period (dot). Note that while this will keep Fetch from uploading the .git folder, it would also keep Fetch from uploading any .htaccess files as well, which may not be desirable depending on your setup. And this only applies to uploading (mirroring from Mac to server), not downloading.

    We realize this isn't a full-blown exclusion feature, but it may be useful for your particular situation.

    If you give it a try and have any problems, or if you have any other questions or feedback, let us know.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

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