Enhancement: allow extration of single files from folder

Bug #1061429 reported by Michael on 2012-10-04
This bug affects 1 person
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transmission (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Some torrents represent folders containing files (e.g. Fedora or openSUSE installation ISOs). Usually I only want a single file or two from this folder when I download such a torrent, and would rather than Transmission dropped those files straight into the download area, rather than re-creating the folder and putting the files in there. (E.g. downloading the file openSUSE-12.2-DVD-x86_64.iso from the torrent openSUSE-12.2-DVD-x86_64.iso.torrent still creates the directory openSUSE-12.2-DVD-x86_64.iso and places the file in there.)

This request should probably go upstream unless it was fixed there very recently.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: transmission (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-15.23-generic 3.5.4
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-15-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.5.2-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Oct 4 09:19:37 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: transmission
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2012-09-26 (7 days ago)

Charles Kerr (charlesk) on 2012-12-30
Changed in transmission (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if could send it to the developers of the software:


Changed in transmission (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Javier López (javier-lopez) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. Unfortunately it was closed as they're not interested in changing the way it works now:


"Thanks for the suggestion, but Transmission's not going to get into the task of changing a torrent's file hierarchies" --jordan

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