Actions for after a download completes

Feature requests for the Mac OS X version of Transmission
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Actions for after a download completes

Postby transmit » Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:03 am

I would love it if there could be an option for "Scan for viruses with…" in Transmission. I manually scan each download ClamXav after it finishes and this would help speed up the process. Does this seem like a doable implementation?

livings124
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Postby livings124 » Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:02 am

Not gonna happen.

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Postby Jethryn Freyman » Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:33 am

@transmit

You could probably achieve this with Applescript or Automator. Or maybe you can set ClamXav to automatically scan your completed downloads folder.

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Re: Actions for after a download completes

Postby compulsionstar » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:14 pm

if someone hasn't already, how would one go about writing a Applescript or Automator like this? that would check files with ClamX AV after download. i don't know how to. because that would be great to have it checked.

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Re: Actions for after a download completes

Postby transmit » Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:17 am

I am also curious about this.

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Re: Actions for after a download completes

Postby collegeitdept » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:14 pm

Same here.

Why is "livings124" so against security? livings124 please provide an explanation... is too hard to implement? If so, then I can understand.


livings124 has closed 2 enhancement tickets and seems to go against being a secure/"good Mac citizen." He is against (without providing a reason) having Transmission check with Snow Leopard's BUILT-IN basic (very basic) malware check LSQuarantine.

I hope Transmission will eventually be more compatible and more security conscious in the future.

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Re: Actions for after a download completes

Postby livings124 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:39 pm

Transmission supports executing a script when downloads complete. That can be used to kick off a virus scan.

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Re: Actions for after a download completes

Postby collegeitdept » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:50 pm

Great!

would there be away to have this script included in Transmission so that way most users will have protection (if ClamAV is installed off course). After all most users use the default settings and furthermore don't know how to code scripts to make this work.

It will be a MAJOR step forward in Mac security if Transmission includes a script (I'm not saying Transmission include in it's code - but simply include an optional script in the DMG)....


Hopefully this script will automatically be loaded if ClamXav or other antivirus program is installed. - but even included a script in the DMG that user must manually load in Transmission's preferences would go a LONG way.

Can anyone write a workable script please?

Thanks.

livings124
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Re: Actions for after a download completes

Postby livings124 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:37 am

Nope, this won't be included.

Renara
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Re: Actions for after a download completes

Postby Renara » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:40 pm

Simply having scripts posted to the forums should be enough for interested users to find things?

If any budding AppleScript users are reading this thread, one script I'd love to see is one that simply sets a colour label on a completed torrent's root file/folder, as this will make them work better with smart folders for seeing recently completed torrents. I think I could probably build this with automator (are automator scripts compatible with the download script feature in Transmission?) but I usually prefer to have AppleScripts where possible.


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