Name of file downloads

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by Forellenblau, Feb 19, 2013.

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  1. Forellenblau

    Forellenblau Registered Member

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    Hi!

    I'm wondering if it would be possible to include the build number in the download file. It's quite annoying to first copy the build information to the clipboard and then rename the downloaded file.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Marcos

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    Please elaborate more on what you mean.
     
  3. Forellenblau

    Forellenblau Registered Member

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    The download file of e.g. ESET NOD32 Antivirus 6, x64 is always

    eav_nt64_enu.msi

    no matter which build number the program has.

    So you could include the build number in that name like this for example:

    eav_nt64_enu_6_0_308_0.msi

    That would be easier to recongnize the file later for reinstallation e.g.
    And and older build would not be overwritten by a newer build when you download it.
     
  4. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

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    No, this is not possible. I don't think it's necessary to keep msi installers as newer builds are released on a regular basis that address issues reported in the mean time.
     
  5. DooGie

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    I also think that would be a good idea.
     
  6. Forellenblau

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    It's a pity...
     
  7. wolliballa

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    I understand the reason for keeping the file names the same ( otherwise you would need to reconfigure all download URLS.
    Anyway some litle ctrl-c /ctrk-v s do the trick with me ;-)
    Copy version number from website and insert as suggested above when saving to disk. A matter of seconds....
     
  8. agoretsky

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    Hello,

    For what's worth, I store files in a directory tree using a format of "{platform}\{vendor}\{application}\{version}\*.*". This seems to work for me.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
  9. grun93

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    I don't think that that is the real reason? Could it be that Eset likes you to always use the latest version, therefore there is no need to save or store any old version.

    The problem with using old(er) versions is imho that when certain threats are not detected, the user might blame the developer rather than his own behaviour. The threat might have been discovered when he used the newest version instead.
     
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