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Re: [Lynx-dev] File Collisions

From: Karen Lewellen
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] File Collisions
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2021 21:06:39 -0400 (EDT)

Speaking personally? Giving Lynx a way to automate anything seems a bit risky.
I feel the method  shared for chime, should work for you as well,
hit control k or control u, and name the file as you desire.
Granted I am rather picky about organization, and while pleased the nls structure allows for downloads in lynx, I would still be naming them myself. I do this in bookshare all the time, regardless of the file name provided, I change it to something workable for me.
Just my thoughts,

On Sat, 27 Mar 2021, Jude DaShiell wrote:

one thing that's possible is to add a unique extension to the file name once save is selected. for today, I'd use .c27.1 for the first file and .c27.2 for the second file downloaded.

On Sat, 27 Mar 2021, Travis Siegel wrote:

 I do not believe lynx makes any attempt to make the name unique. It simply
 tries to save the file.  If the filename is already present, it will let
 you know, and ask if you wish to overwrite the file.

 I have no idea if it's possible to automate the process of renaming it it
 or not, but I'd guess that's not an option in it's current encarnation.

 On 3/27/2021 6:12 PM, Martin McCormick wrote:
>   Is there any feature in lynx that adds a random file extention to
>   the name of a file one is about to save to make sure it is
>   unique?
> > I use lynx to download books in the NLS Talking Book
>   program and it works well for this purpose but the file names are
>   based on a formula that can produce identical file names if the
>   files represent books from the same author or represent more than
>   one issue of a periodical or in one case can be two different
>   periodicals in which the formula produces the same set of letters
>   for both sets of periodicals.
> > What I have been doing is typing 000, 001, etc, after
>   these names so no two files end up with the same name, but it
>   would be nice to automate the uniqueness so nothing gets
>   clobbered.
> > For the sake of clarity, the formula I refer to is the
>   web site's method for generating file names.  I have no control
>   over that so any uniqueness will have to be generated here.
> > Thanks. > > Martin McCormick > > _______________________________________________
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