create subfolders and filenames using the time a download was initiated

Bug #550883 reported by phil on 2010-03-29
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Rapid Photo Downloader
Damon Lynch

Bug Description

While this seemed to be the perfect job for "Date time / Today /YYYMMMDDD + Date time / Today / HHMMSS" folder name, the problem is that "today" really means the date the photo is downloaded and not the date the card is downloaded. Thus, a download lasting more than 1 second will spread photos in many directories.

I don't see any use for "Today" meaning time.time() at the beginning of the photo download so I suggest to fix this to become
time.time() at the beginning of the card download. If here is an use for this (let me know about it, I'm curious to see that) then
I suggest to add "Card download date" in addition to "Today".

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Damon Lynch (dlynch3) wrote :

You can adjust the actual values you choose in the folder options for date and time. See

To solve your problem, you simply do not choose second values in the subfolder options if you do not want them. There are many other choices.

Changed in rapid:
status: New → Invalid
phil (phil777) wrote :

I already use only HHMM. That's the best workarround I found but that's still a quite bad one. Indeed, most downloads last more than one minute and and photos are spread in 2 or 3 folders. We could also use HH, and then pay attention to the clock to check that minutes are less than 58, and then it would work, but you could not make 2 downloads the same hour or they would be merged.

Thus, I maintain there is no way to make roll-oriented downloads (1 folder per download).

Damon Lynch (dlynch3) wrote :

Ok, now I see your need. As I understand it, you want to create subfolders based on the time a download was initiated. Let me think about this.

Changed in rapid:
status: Invalid → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
assignee: nobody → Damon Lynch (dlynch3)
Damon Lynch (dlynch3) on 2010-10-22
Changed in rapid:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Damon Lynch (dlynch3) on 2010-10-23
summary: - No way create a different download folder for each download
+ create subfolders and filenames using the time a download was initiated
Changed in rapid:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Damon Lynch (dlynch3) on 2010-10-25
Changed in rapid:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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