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Bug 158534 - extension stripped from filename
Summary: extension stripped from filename
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: bittorrent
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Paul Howarth
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2005-05-23 12:50 UTC by jeroen
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-05-24 10:57:55 UTC

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Description jeroen 2005-05-23 12:50:22 UTC
When downloading a torrent
for example), creates the video file without an AVI
extension. The should be named[VTV].avi, but it actually called[VTV].

Comment 1 Paul Howarth 2005-05-23 13:11:10 UTC
The problem appears to affect and

The problem does not appear to affect or

I've now reported the problem upstream; we'll see what the author has to say,

Comment 2 Paul Howarth 2005-05-23 21:08:54 UTC
Comments from upstream:


(I assume the person who reported this bug to you meant btlaunchmany*.py, as
there is no btdownloadmany*.py )

This is not a bug per se but rather possibly an issue with the default behavior
being wrong.

Checking the --help output, I see:

--saveas_style <arg>
          How to name torrent downloads (1 = rename to torrent name, 2 = save
          under name in torrent, 3 = save in directory under torrent name)
          (defaults to 1)

So the default behavior of btlaunchmany*.py is to save a torrent named 


even if the .torrent file says that the filename is

To get the behavior that you were expecting, you would have to add the
command line option --saveas_style 2, which would save 

as (or whatever the .torrent file specifies)

I'm not sure which behavior is the best. Both --saveas_style #1 and #2 have
unexpected failure cases. #1 has this case you have noticed, and #2 has the case

contains a file called:


and when the user looks in the directory, there is no way for them to
know/remember that one.two.ext came from

--saveas_style 3 seems a bad default because it would create a bunch
of vacuous directories, but it perhaps is the most secure and


So I'm inclined to suggest that you use "--saveas_style 2" and close this one as
"not a bug". What do you think?

Comment 3 jeroen 2005-05-24 07:43:16 UTC
Right, Only issue i have with this is the behavior
*changed* since 4.0 (i think). The default behavior used to be --saveas_style 2.

Additionally, after a torrent has finished, you have to rename the file to the
proper extension (PITA). One could argue that someone might not remember/know
what kind of filetype/mimetype the file he downloaded was. So i'd advocate
making --saveas_style 2 the default value.

Comment 4 Paul Howarth 2005-05-24 09:50:32 UTC
I don't think the change came in after 4.0.0; the in 4.0.0 and
4.0.1 have the same default (1) for saveas_style.

I agree that the default doesn't seem very sensible (I'd personally advocate
style 3 as a better default) but that's what the upstream authors have chosen.
It's probably best to try arguing for a change upstream, as I'd rather keep the
RPM package reflecting upstream policy.

Are you OK with explictly using "--saveas_style 2" and now closing this bug?

Comment 5 jeroen 2005-05-24 10:12:44 UTC
Sure, thanks.

Comment 6 Paul Howarth 2005-06-02 15:33:44 UTC
FWIW, it's changed again in 4.1.x:

--saveas_style <arg>
          How to name torrent downloads: 1: use name OF torrent file (minus
          .torrent); 2: use name encoded IN torrent file; 3: create a directory
          with name OF torrent file (minus .torrent) and save in that directory
          using name encoded IN torrent file; 4: if name OF torrent file (minus
          .torrent) and name encoded IN torrent file are identical, use that
          name (style 1/2), otherwise create an intermediate directory as in
          style 3; CAUTION: options 1 and 2 have the ability to overwrite files
          without warning and may present security issues. (defaults to 4)

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