Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#5634 closed Bug (invalid)

Duplicate files checking

Reported by: VladV Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: Transmission Version: 2.82
Severity: Normal Keywords:


Hi ! I've downloaded the same file two times. Via torrent and via magnet link. The files are 100% equals except name. Is it normal that Transmission shows different hash values for this files? And is it normal that Transmission didn't asked to merge this download tasks? Thanx!

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comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by rb07

  • Resolution set to invalid
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If you are going to ask questions, then use the forum:

This is an issue tracker, and you are not reporting a valid issue.

The files are 100% equal[s] except name.

Then they are not the same from Transmission's point of view. Transmission doesn't check contents, only checks the torrent id given by its "hash".

Is it normal that Transmission shows different hash values for this files?

The hash value you mention is for the torrent, not files. For example, a file could be made into different torrents by using different piece size. There's a different set of hash values, one for each piece (piece, not file).

Changing the file/directory name is another example of how to create different torrents of what may be thought as the same content (which is not -- the different name means its different, just think in terms of your file browser, a directory named A, and one named B coexist even if their contents are copies of the same).

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