Beginner question on filters

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Erik 03/05/2009 02:43 pm
I created a test project, http://www.test.com, to play around with a filter question I have. Suppose I want to download everything from the test site excluding htm files in any directory named "bigphotos". I added bigphotos/*.htm to the excluded files keywords on the URL Filters, Filename section. When I test http://www.test.com/anydirectory/bigphotos/blah.htm (on the URL Filters, URL Omissions section), I get "The URL will be downloaded." That''s unexpected.

I can enter bigphotos as a keyword in the Directory section, which blocks blah.htm, but I do want to download .jpg from the bigphotos directory, so blocking the whole directory isn''t appropriate. The help file in the application seems to indicate that I should be able to enter directory wildcards in the Filename section. For example:
/*folder*/*.zip should match http://www.srv.com/dir/folder/other/file.zip

I''ve also tried entering *bigphotos/*.htm, */bigphotos/*.htm, and bigphotos*.htm. Is there something I''m doing wrong? I''m using OE Pro, 5.4.2958.

Thanks for any help!
Oleg Chernavin 03/06/2009 05:11 am
Sorry for the inconvenience. Please use:

/*bigphotos*/*.htm there.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Erik 03/12/2009 03:37 pm
That worked! Thank you for your help!
Oleg Chernavin 03/12/2009 04:20 pm
You are welcome!

Oleg.