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Ticket #15608 (assigned)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 months ago

Unable to move files to different folders

Reported by: seccanj Owned by: ctsai
Keywords: ENGR NF-4847 FORGE P2 Cc:
Private: no

Description

With the previous web interface for file management, it was easy to move files to different folders.

I used to have an "Archived releases" folder where I hold previous releases of my packages, and moved into it the files as soon as I was uploading newer releases.

This keeps the download statistics for my records.

Is there a way to move files to different folders using the new web interface?

Thanks,
Roberto

Change History

  Changed 3 years ago by seccanj

By the way, I just found out the download statistics for the files I had moved into different folders (BEFORE the new interface has been put in place) have just been cleared.

Should I open a new ticket for this?

Thanks,
Roberto

  Changed 3 years ago by ctsai

  • owner set to ctsai
  • status changed from new to assigned

  Changed 3 years ago by ctsai

  • keywords ENGR AT-686 AT-687 added

Hello,

Currently, the only way to move files and folders is to use SFTP or the Shell service.

Furthermore, download counts are reset when a file is moved, since the stats are associated with the path and filename. It is worth noting however, that those statistics are not "lost" per se, if you move the file back, it will retain the old download count. Furthermore, the download counts for renamed or removed files are still counted in the download totals for the project.

With that said, there has been enough confusion and enough demand for the above behavior to change that I've put in requests with the engineering team to address these issues. I cannot guarantee that they will change, but I'm putting the request in and will let you know how they respond.

Regards,
Chris Tsai, SourceForge.net Support

  Changed 3 years ago by seccanj

Hi Chris,
thanks for your response and above all for your understanding that the new interface may be made better.

I've become using the SFTP interface, anyway this is a bit unconfortable, as I'm unable to do it from my workplace, while with the web one I didn't have this problem.
I hope this point may help taking the decision to add file moving capabilities to the new web interface as well.

Thanks, regards and a happy new year,
Roberto

follow-ups: ↓ 7 ↓ 16   Changed 3 years ago by gregfenton

Just adding a second voice to this request. One use case that I bet will be typical is a project that wants to move previous release downloads into an "older releases" folder so as not to pollute the main folder.

Thanks,
gregfenton

  Changed 3 years ago by bbullett

One More Voice.

Thanks
Bulat

in reply to: ↑ 5   Changed 3 years ago by iiiiice

Exactly, I have the same problem

Replying to gregfenton:

Just adding a second voice to this request. One use case that I bet will be typical is a project that wants to move previous release downloads into an "older releases" folder so as not to pollute the main folder.

Thanks,
gregfenton

  Changed 3 years ago by raysatiro

+1

  Changed 3 years ago by jenslehmann

+1

follow-up: ↓ 11   Changed 3 years ago by yaciben

+1

in reply to: ↑ 10   Changed 2 years ago by to_jafar

+ 1

  Changed 2 years ago by nicholasfechner

+1

  Changed 2 years ago by carlosjenkins

+1

Any update on this?

Kind regards

  Changed 2 years ago by erpxe

+1

  Changed 2 years ago by realrolfje

+1

in reply to: ↑ 5   Changed 2 years ago by ashmore_dc

+1

  Changed 2 years ago by ddstreet

+1

  Changed 2 years ago by saxondigital

I am new to hosting a project on sourceforge...
have used the site since the very beginning (to get code..)
and would like to see it survive the mass exodus to google code..

i don't like the way google controls licensing,
especially dis-allowing Public Domain... reviewed on a case-by-case bases :(

with all do respect,
this is an unacceptable approach to file management!

in general, i recommend looking at what google is doing right and
particularly that everyone says it is "way easier to manage the project..."

  Changed 2 years ago by cngilbreth

+1

  Changed 21 months ago by rednectar

+1

  Changed 20 months ago by danta

+1 same problem here

follow-up: ↓ 23   Changed 20 months ago by ctsai

  • keywords NF-4847 FORGE P2 added; AT-686 AT-687 removed

After discussing this again, while we are planing to implement the ability to move files, being able to to maintain the file stats after a rename/move is not feasible due to the way the stats system is designed.

Regards,
Chris Tsai, SourceForge.net Support

in reply to: ↑ 22   Changed 19 months ago by david__schmidt

Replying to ctsai:

After discussing this again, while we are planing to implement the ability to move files, being able to to maintain the file stats after a rename/move is not feasible due to the way the stats system is designed.

That's good news - just being able to move directories via web will be an improvement. Thanks. I'll be watching this space.

  Changed 13 months ago by nbell2012

Support this

  Changed 13 months ago by michaeltunnell

holy hell...this is something so simple and has been an issue for this long...Nevermind...I will find another platform for my project...this is pathetic.

  Changed 10 months ago by hightowe

This is pretty bad, and this ticket is so old...!

  Changed 6 months ago by kennethsalter

So this is still an issue, after 3 years?

  Changed 6 months ago by realrolfje

Yes.

  Changed 6 months ago by realrolfje

Just released version 1.7 of Anonimatron, and can't move version 1.5 and 1.6 to the Archive folders. How can this issue be open for so long? Is there an alternative or workaround? Please please fix.

  Changed 3 months ago by anubisg1

+1 for me too, this is kind of inconvenient

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