Ability to specify a temporary directory.

John G. Dargie john.g.dargie at btinternet.com
Tue Feb 19 06:53:39 EST 2013

On 19 Feb 2013, at 10:49, Shevek wrote:
> An interim solution would be to use a local download location and then
> specify a post process script to move the files to your network share

On 19 Feb 2013, at 10:55, Kapitano wrote:
> Obvious question: Why not download each day's programmes to a non-networked drive, do the processing there, and copy the processed files as a block to the networked drive at the end of the day, before deleting the originals?
> It even provides a safety net, for when the network is unexpectedly down.

Thanks Shevek, Kapitano, for suggesting the alternativs of storing locally and then moving the files afterwards to a network drive.

That's a possibility I've considered but it would be better (for me :-) anyway!) if it was done by get_iplayer as I've suggested.  In fact, I'm considering modifying get_iplayer code myself to do it there as I've described (even if it's only in my own copy of get_iplayer).

I call get_iplayer from a script that already looks to see if I have the file downloaded.  I also run my script from multiple locations (my Mac, or my Pi which is slower but left on overnight).  I want to reliably check that I haven't already downloaded it somewhere else.  By choice, I have't added extra storage to my Pi because I already have the network storage.

I'm still wondering if anyone else would benefit from it though.  Am I the only one using get_iplayer to download to network storage?


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