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Offline jlp09550

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HTTP Download Creating Multiple Files
« on: March 19, 2019, 04:48:39 PM »
Whenever I use the HTTP download feature on WD, it seems to save both the file and keep the previous file. I feel like this is meant to happen for animations, but is there a way to make this optional?

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Re: HTTP Download Creating Multiple Files
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2019, 06:37:09 PM »
yes its to create an animated gif
but it should be any problem having those files

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Re: HTTP Download Creating Multiple Files
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2019, 06:41:19 PM »
yes its to create an animated gif
but it should be any problem having those files

Gotcha. I'll just make a script to clean them up once a month. Thanks for clarifying for me!

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Re: HTTP Download Creating Multiple Files
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2019, 12:30:57 AM »
but why do you need to do that?
they are not like going to keep on getting more and more files
they get overwritten
they are only hour/minute stamped
not day or month or year stamped

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Re: HTTP Download Creating Multiple Files
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2019, 01:58:32 AM »
According to the screenshot they aren't overwriting, it's generating filenames:

webcam.jpg
webcam.jpg1
webcam.jpg2


Just tested and confirmed that it works the same way for me.

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« Last Edit: March 20, 2019, 02:06:31 AM by niko »

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Re: HTTP Download Creating Multiple Files
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2019, 02:26:54 AM »
yes, but there is a limit
the number does not go up for ever (goes up to around 12 by memory)
and then the number starts over
so it overwrites again

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Re: HTTP Download Creating Multiple Files
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2019, 02:43:47 AM »
Confirmed, overwrites after 6 files (.jpg5 is last)