A flag would be easy to implement, but creating the flag would have to be done over telnet or via FTP, unless the option was somehow added to webif dynamically by the package (and I don't have time to do that now).
I think that for this very specific requirement, a specific solution suffices. I don't imagine that a lot of users will want to do this and if that turns out to be wrong then it can be extended in the future.
I've been thinking about it, and I think this is definitely something I would like to do and I suspect many people would find useful. I'm not familiar with auto-filer
so perhaps somebody could comment where its abilities may overlap.
Scenario: I have a few subjects of special interest I like to gather up for future delectation and probably archive, and a general schedule which need watching at the same rate as they come in (or deleted if they exceesd the time available). The latter are best kept in the top folder to view in date order, the former stored in their relevant series-link folders.
The present situation is that I have to trawl through the series folders to find the next recording to watch, and then trawl through them again to find recordings to delete having watched (and as I mostly do this streamed, they are not even marked as having been watched and I have to remember whether I've watched it or not). If I used flatten
the situation would be improved, but then I would have to file away special-interest recordings myself (or perhaps auto-filer
Some sort of mixed-mode semi-flatten
would definitely be useful, but I will have to think of a way it could be done. Maybe I'll even have a look at the script myself (my situation is changing). Anybody with a steer on auto-filer