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Renaming encrypted files to folder name

Postby UPdown » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:53 am

Completely a newbie to NZB's and would remain so if I had a choice. But I've paid to get truly named NZB files that only exist as some randomly generated RAR name as their unencrypted name within NewsBin's search capabilities. I download the ones I want, then drag them and drop them on NewsBin and it works. I then have to go in and copy the folder name, enter the folder and find the STILL encrypted root file name of the file or files, and rename them as per the folder name. It works and when something works, I'm loathe to change anything. BUT ...

I've looked at the creation of the download folder for NZB's. The variables in the folder naming seem to indicate that NewsBin keeps track of the original filename, the folder IT contains so that a cleaned up version is the default name of the sub-folder NewsBin creates and OTHER info. It seems to me that it is FEASIBLE to have NewsBin do what I've been doing ... Step through all files and rename them the folder name. i.e. in a Folder called MySQLScripts that had been encrypted as XYZ.rar, it would change any XYZ's it finds to MySqlScripts dot whatever. Now, MOST of the time, we would be talking about ONE file being renamed. But there might be sub-folders and sub-sub-folders, all of which might containt XYZ.SQL and XYZ.RAR and XYZ.TXT, etc. In those cases, multiple renaming would take place. But like I say, mostly just the once. I could live with renaming down one level, because a number of the encrypted files I've encounted, cease the name encrypting past the first sub-level. Don't REALLY understand why people are doing this encrypting since I assume the DRM detectives are capable of doing EXACTLY what I'm doing AND can afford my budget millions of times over. But we live in interesting times.

Obviously, this should be a option to turn on. But I think it's doable and would ehance NewsBin's value in the current environment out there.

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Re: Renaming encrypted files to folder name

Postby Quade » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:15 am

The logic could be "If the final filename is obfuscated and it derived from an NZB, rename the filename to use the NZB Filename". It wouldn't even need to be a switch.

I'll write a note to consider it. It won't be in B10 which is already on IRC.
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Re: Renaming encrypted files to folder name

Postby UPdown » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:44 am

Appreciate the consideration. It should be a switch. Not everybody will want what I want. Thanks.
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Re: Renaming encrypted files to folder name

Postby Quade » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:33 am

. Not everybody will want what I want.


1 - Switches just mean more things to test.

2 - Not sure why anyone would want "AVLSKLKDJSKJLSJLJLJSLJSLSOAYGSGS.mkv" if I can give it a meaningful name.
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Re: Renaming encrypted files to folder name

Postby Oedi » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:02 pm

I echo this request and agree with Quade who would not want to change it, AVLSKLKDJSKJLSJLJLJSLJSLSOAYGSGS.mkv as no value and i am going to rename it anyways
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