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Kevin Hawkins
2004-01-17, 07:12
I always thought that navigating into a folder from the SliMP3
remote caused the directory to be re-read and any changes picked (ie the new
files that had been added or deleted). But it seems not - I have a Windows
share picked up this way and the first time I created the shortcut in the
root music directory (local drive) it picked it up and the files were added
to the library - but in adding more files and navigating into the remote
directory again from the SliMP3 remote they were not picked up, and deleted
files were not removed - should this work ?? Could it be because it's a
share and if so is there a way to re-read the directory ?

K

Jack Coates
2004-01-17, 10:14
On Sat, 2004-01-17 at 06:12, Kevin Hawkins wrote:
> I always thought that navigating into a folder from the SliMP3
> remote caused the directory to be re-read and any changes picked (ie the new
> files that had been added or deleted). But it seems not - I have a Windows
> share picked up this way and the first time I created the shortcut in the
> root music directory (local drive) it picked it up and the files were added
> to the library - but in adding more files and navigating into the remote
> directory again from the SliMP3 remote they were not picked up, and deleted
> files were not removed - should this work ?? Could it be because it's a
> share and if so is there a way to re-read the directory ?
>
> K

you have to go to server settings and click the rescan button. Work is
being done on changing this, but it's going to be a while.
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dean
2004-01-17, 20:49
If you navigate to a folder, the SlimServer should notice that it's
changed and display new items. The way it notices is if the
modification time for the item in question has changed.

On my system here, it seems to work that way.

Can you give me some specifics on your system? (Operating system,
share type, etc?)



On Jan 17, 2004, at 6:12 AM, Kevin Hawkins wrote:

> I always thought that navigating into a folder from the SliMP3
> remote caused the directory to be re-read and any changes picked (ie
> the new
> files that had been added or deleted). But it seems not - I have a
> Windows
> share picked up this way and the first time I created the shortcut in
> the
> root music directory (local drive) it picked it up and the files were
> added
> to the library - but in adding more files and navigating into the
> remote
> directory again from the SliMP3 remote they were not picked up, and
> deleted
> files were not removed - should this work ?? Could it be because it's
> a
> share and if so is there a way to re-read the directory ?
>
> K
>
>
>

andreas
2004-01-18, 08:14
Dean,

dean blackketter wrote:
> If you navigate to a folder, the SlimServer should notice that it's
> changed and display new items. The way it notices is if the
> modification time for the item in question has changed.

I get the same problems here as well. Additions, sure the get caught, but
if you remove or replace, often those changes are not caught by the server.

rgds
/andreas