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Timo

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Hi,

one question, i try to download a hole folder, can you tell me how it works ? (not to click on every several file, than save as.....)

Thanks Timo



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it depends on the software you use
with Internet Explorer i know no method
a good download manager can do it
Opera can do it (CTRL+J)


M.C.

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Quote from: "rejetto"
Opera can do it (CTRL+J)
Good tip!  I am a Opera user for many years and didn't know that function.  Works Great!  Thanks. :D


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hi!

maybe it is possible to write something in JS which would "popup" a "save as dialog" for every file in that folder so u would only have to click "save" on every file?

TGeRi


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i have an idea.
a ZIP file for the folder should not be possible because i think it can't be done in streaming.
but TAR can!
what do you think about having a link that let you download a whole folder as a TAR file?
it should be supported by most archiver software, i think.

and maybe a GZ compression may come, as an option because it may CPU hog for the server


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as mr. anon suggested me in chat, a ZIP in store mode (0 compression) maybe a better solution


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I thought comressing before (& after ?)  - is a good idea. Isn't it making the download faster ?
Any way I think it may require some user control - the tree level he wants the files from (including subdirectories or no)   and how to unzip it  (if possible - using or not using folder names)


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Quote from: "Rafi"
I thought comressing before (& after ?)  - is a good idea. Isn't it making the download faster ?
think of a number of people downloading from you, and a number of compressions, maybe hundreds of megabytes.
moreover, i saw ZIP format is rather complicate, i think i will try TAR for now


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Quote from: "rejetto"
i have an idea.
a ZIP file for the folder should not be possible because i think it can't be done in streaming.
but TAR can!
what do you think about having a link that let you download a whole folder as a TAR file?
it should be supported by most archiver software, i think.

and maybe a GZ compression may come, as an option because it may CPU hog for the server

YES PLEASE! That would be great!