daily picture with same name

02/27/2008 09:41 am
I want do download a set of "daily pictures". The daily-picture is randomly chosen out of a fixed set of pictures, but it has allways the same name. So how do i catch them all over the time? Now I do it with "keep file copies" but that makes the folder grow and grow with all the same pictures of course..

Is there a solution i have overlooked?

Else, what about a macro that would substitute the filename with its size (80301.jpg) to get an unambiguos name, and then one could use "not download existing files".

Best Regards

Oleg Chernavin
02/27/2008 10:00 am
Well, all I can offer is to check "Check file size" box in the Project Properties dialog. This will make Offline Explorer to compare sizes of the files with the same name and load only when the size differs.

Adding the size macro is difficult, because Offline Explorer assigns names when it extracts links from Web pages to make all links working correctly. And the size is known only when a file is already downloaded.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
02/27/2008 11:18 am
I dont get it.. first you say, it checks size before loading (i know, depends on server), and then you say it only knows the size after loading it...
Oleg Chernavin
02/27/2008 11:25 am
No. Check size works this way - if a file is on the disk, it loads it and compares its size. If it is equal, then the duplicate file is not saved.