[Loadstone] Feature wish: automatic file deletion

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Wed Oct 12 13:09:32 BST 2011


I'm afraid whatever the browser does with downloaded files is pretty much 
out of our control. We're lucky I've gotten it to do what it does. Not ideal 
but better than nothing.

On Wed, 12 Oct 2011, Ari Moisio wrote:

> Hello Shawn
>
> I'm talking about renaming of downloaded files by the browserr. There 
> wouldn't be any issues if new downloaded file just overwrites the old ones.
>
> More secure way to remove files would be to have a menu selection or key 
> shortcut that will  remove specially named files.
>
>
>
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> On Tue, 11 Oct 2011, Shawn Kirkpatrick wrote:
>
>> Are you talking about automatic renaming of downloaded files you think 
>> should happen or that is happening? Loadstone doesn't do any renaming of 
>> downloaded files so I'm not sure how this applies.
>> If the files will be used again or not is up to the user. It's possible 
>> that they will only be used once but then they may be used for multiple 
>> purposes. If a directory is getting full then just delete the files you 
>> don't need. Having files deleted by extension could be rather dangerous if 
>> the user wasn't expecting this behaviour.
>> 
>> On Wed, 12 Oct 2011, Ari Moisio wrote:
>> 
>>> Hello Shawn
>>> 
>>> I mean automatic renaming of downloaded files: if i download af file
>>> named route.lscp it will be named route.lscp on first time.  Next time if 
>>> the previous file still exists new file is renamed route(1).lscp and so 
>>> on.
>>> 
>>> The automatic deletion will occur oonly with files with specific 
>>> extension, for example .tmp or  .tmp.xxxx where the xxxx is the file magic 
>>> number, lsdb, lscp and so on.
>>> 
>>> Currently i have to delete those extra files manually but for example with 
>>> calculated routes there will soon be a load of files you don't need 
>>> anymore, named only by  timestamp or  map coordinates.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
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>>> On Tue, 11 Oct 2011, Shawn Kirkpatrick wrote:
>>> 
>>>> What automatic renaming of downloaded files are you talking about? 
>>>> Loadstone doesn't do anything like this.
>>>> If the importexport folder has too many files in it then just delete 
>>>> them. I don't think you'd want this to happen automatically in case the 
>>>> import went wrong in some way and the file was needed again.
>>>> 
>>>> On Tue, 11 Oct 2011, Ari Moisio wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Hi
>>>>> 
>>>>> I have been playing with downloadable point databasesn and checkpoint 
>>>>> lists. thre is however one problem: the importexport and checkpoints 
>>>>> folders are filled with files that have no use after they have been used 
>>>>> once. the automatic renaming of downloaded files makes the situation 
>>>>> even worse.
>>>>> 
>>>>> My suggestion is to adopt some naming scheme, for example extension 
>>>>> .tmp for files that can safely be deleted when LS closed  (or started).
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
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