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[Wishlist] Skip files from downloading by extension (aka "skip .exe") #11854

ins2d opened this issue Jan 10, 2020 · 1 comment

[Wishlist] Skip files from downloading by extension (aka "skip .exe") #11854

ins2d opened this issue Jan 10, 2020 · 1 comment


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@ins2d ins2d commented Jan 10, 2020

Hello everyone and thank you for the best torrent client I've used so far! :)
I have a feature suggestion on my mind and would like to share my thoughts with you.

Security / File management

It seems to be no way to stop certain, potentially dangerous, files from downloading as part of any particular torrent without manually unchecking.

I have some RSS automated downloads set up and whenever a new episode of a TV show becomes available, qBittorrent kindly starts downloading and all goes smoothly. But usually, besides an episode itself (.mkv/.avi/etc.), there are more files included into the "package". Sometimes even .EXE files, which aren't necessarily viruses, but still completely useless/unwanted. So it would be handy to have a simple way to set rule(s) to filter out unwanted file types automatically.

This could be as simple as a single text field with an option to skip/download files matching a rule, like:

  1. SKIP: .exe|.cmd|*.txt
    or (selectable with a dropdown or smth)
  2. DL only: .mp4|.mkv|*.avi

This could be a global featue or a part of RSS "engine" (?)
I could help on the UX side of things, if needed.

Hope this makes sense :)


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@thalieht thalieht commented Jan 10, 2020

Duplicate of #3369

@thalieht thalieht marked this as a duplicate of #3369 Jan 10, 2020
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