Always Force Folder Creation

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Blondie
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Always Force Folder Creation

Post by Blondie » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:30 pm

Currently, the option to create a folder for a new torrent only creates a folder if there are multiple files. This suggestion would add an option to force the creation of a folder--even when there is only one file in the torrent. Avoiding a mix of folders and files provides a better-organized list of torrents and thus make managing torrents easier. For example: The command "dir /ad /on /b" provides a nicely alphabetized list.
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Re: Always Force Folder Creation

Post by progref » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:46 am

I second this request. Alternatively, anyone who can give pointers on getting it done with a script (on linux) that runs automatically is encouraged to. I'm good with python, but never written scripts for qBt before. I'll post my results if I write one.

A couple of reasons for this: 1) on some/most systems, "loose" files are sorted separately from directories. 2) sonarr expects everything in the same directory as the episode to be episode-related (e.g. nfo files, jpgs, etc.), and I've heard some reports of sonarr blowing away unrelated files when it cleans up, if the episode is hanging around loose with other stuff. Yes, this is arguably a sonarr problem, but still, force-a-folder-if-there-is-none is a useful option.

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Re: Always Force Folder Creation

Post by abegreen » Thu May 28, 2020 6:44 am

Yes, I am looking for this option too. It is important to have every torrent's contents in it's own folder named by torrent label. Similar to option "append" torrent label to path.

Post processing and metadata fetching in automated solution can't match torrent name since the filename is different from torrent label. Moving file to a subfolder named by torrent label is the only way to make it work.

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