[Clipart] Namespace conflicts on the filenames.
nicu at apsro.com
Sun Jan 2 05:36:22 PST 2005
Jonadab the Unsightly One wrote:
> These are clearly NOT the same image.
> When I wrote the upload script, I attempted to forestall this by doing
> a filetest to see if the name has been used and, if so, incrementing
> the number on the end of the name. However, this only works as long
> as the files are still in incoming -- with the previous files being
> moved out of incoming (or incoming being moved and a new one created)
> each release, this precaution is no longer effective.
another way to receive unwanted duplicates is inside tarballs - this
make harder to compare filenames
> How can we track what filenames have been used, across releases?
> A special directory of zero-size files perhaps? Some other way?
how about generating *unique* file names? for example adding to the
initial file names some letters from author name and some random (or not
random, say incremental) string.
example: my snowman.svg become nb_snowman_1024579.svg. it may be enough
to title the file 1024579_snowman.svg
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