Delete pics after download

Asked by spi on 2019-09-16

I remember that in previous versions it was possible to delete pictures after downloading them. In the newer release of RPD that's not the case anymore. I seem to recall that this feature was on hold until the current relase of RPD is stable enough.

Well, RPD version 0.9.17 seems very stable to me - are there any plans to enable this feature again?

Sebastian

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spi (spi-gmxpro) said : #2

Thanks for clarifying this. What is the best approach then to copy media files from a source to a destination tree and delete them afterwards?

What I am currently doing is selecting and copying files with RPD. In case these are just some few files I check the copied ones in the destination folders and delete them from the source manually. There are sometime files in the source I don't want to copy but also don't want to delete them (e.g. I get a thumb drive and need to copy and delete just some media files from).

In case there are dozens of files I run "fdupes destination-folder source-folder" and check the output. If it looks good I courageously do a "fdupes -f destination-folder source-folder | sed '/^$/d' | xargs -d '\n' ls -l" to once more list the files to be deleted and delete them then by "fdupes -f destination-folder source-folder | sed '/^$/d' | xargs -d '\n' rm".

Is there a smarter way to select, copy and delete some files from a source? As the delete option after downloading is not available yet maybe there's something around like rename the files copied or log them in a log file whatsoever.

Damon Lynch (dlynch3) said : #3

I don't have any advice to give here. To get an answer from others, you can use this forum: https://discuss.pixls.us/

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