Add date to "query size"

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Add date to "query size"

Postby jondoe_ » Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:06 pm

Please add Date to the "Query size" for people to know if a new version of the file which are trying to download is available (and don't waste bandwidth downloading the same version)
A very good example of this feature exist in Getright
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Re: Add date to "query size"

Postby Usher » Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:58 pm

You know that for many downloads it will be current date and time or it won't work at all because of redirections?
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Re: Add date to "query size"

Postby jondoe_ » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:40 pm

Usher wrote:You know that for many downloads it will be current date and time or it won't work at all because of redirections?

"for many" is debatable cause e.g. from my daily usage of getright there are none since I'm using this feature only to check for updates for drivers & apps

Also this is a simple way to solve the "Check update" feature suggestion too

P.S. this is the only feature for which I'm still using Getright since it's so outdated = a pain in the... :wink: to make it work with Nightly x64
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Re: Add date to "query size"

Postby Usher » Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:35 am

How do you check for updates on Sourceforge?
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Re: Add date to "query size"

Postby jondoe_ » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:38 am

Usher wrote:How do you check for updates on Sourceforge?


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Re: Add date to "query size"

Postby Usher » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:48 am

Can't you see you will be checking the same version 3.0.852 forever? You will never find any newer version because they will be in different folders, see: http://sourceforge.net/projects/freedow ... 20Manager/
And in most cases there are not only folders with numbers there, filenames also contain version number or date stamp. Try to check another projects: sevenzip (archiver), dejavu (fonts), ffdshow-tryout (codecs), etc.
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Re: Add date to "query size"

Postby jondoe_ » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:24 am

The most common usage is to use the same location for the file e.g Skype, Avast, Avira, PerfectDisk ... and many other
Anyway I don't see why so much fuss about adding a query for the date too since the command / function already exist for the size ?
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Re: Add date to "query size"

Postby Usher » Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:44 pm

I am only trying to explain that comparing date stamps and file sizes is not a good way to be really informed about all updates. So why to implement option of very little use?
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Re: Add date to "query size"

Postby jondoe_ » Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:42 pm

Hey I'm all for a better solution and again "very little use" it's subjective, look at how many people are asking for such a feature (and keep in mind that for every person who's bothering to write here making a request there are many more looking for the same feature)

Also I was thinking that at this point the effort to implement it / usefulness ratio it's very good :)
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Re: Add date to "query size"

Postby Peter_ » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:03 pm

I completely agree with jondoe_ !!!
Query Size & Date is for us potentially EX-GetRight-Users not a 'little use'... its a DAiLY use !!! :x 8)
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Re: Add date to "query size"

Postby Ted M » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:05 pm

I agree also.

I've been a GetRight user for over 13 years.

With slow Internet (dialup, then satellite) it was essential that I didn't waste bandwidth downloading the same file twice.

GetRight gave me the Date (and size) at least 80% of the time for files I checked.

I really like FDM, but I still use GetRight to check the Date!

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Re: Add date to "query size"

Postby Attacker » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:53 pm

I think such "check for update" is necessary
though it won't work work every time, it will still work sometimes
I like this function in FlashGet
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Re: Add date to "query size"

Postby LongtimeUser » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:27 am

Like Ted M, I've been using GetRight for a very long time, and more recently FDM. The one thing I miss in FDM now is being able to preview the date/timestamp on files. I use the information before starting downloads, for naming folders with version and date. I recognise it's not available 100% of the time, but it's enough to be useful, especially often when a site's release notes don't say the release date.

I work in a large organisation in a team responsible for managing downloaded media, and this would be a nice improvement that would save me a bit of backtracking.

Other people here have indicated some other uses they would have for this feature, too.

FDM seems capable of getting the date AFTER the download in many cases - so please can this same capability be included in the pre-download query also? If it's 'unavailable', then at least it would have tried.

This feature has been requested on this site by numerous contributors for many years, so I hope this post will nudge this request over the edge, and also be included in FDM 5.

Thank you.

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