STEPS: Download the a file that has multiple dots "." in the filename and a number before it. The file will be saved correctly. "mozilla-win32-1.7b-stub-installer.exe" Download the file again, and the filename is: "mozilla-win32-2.7b-stub-installer.exe" I think the problem is two-fold. First, for Windows, at least, we should be looking at the LAST period, not for A period (which usually is the FIRST period). Secondly, perhaps we need to smarten the filename collision logic to also check that it isn't modifying the core of the original filename.
I've also noticed this same behaviour, eg go to http://www.insecure.org and download the latest nmap-3.55.tar.bz2 package. then forget you've already got it, and download it again - instead of saying 'overwrite?' or placing a final incrementer, it just goes and names it nmap-4.55.tar.bz2, then nmap-5.55.tar.bz2 etc this is very wrong behaviour
sorry, forgot to mention this was on Linux OS platform. latest versions.
This seems to be a dupe of Bug 231048. And this is a Firefox bug, Seamonkey hasn't this feature yet AFAIK.
Assignee: download-manager → bugs
Component: Download Manager → Download Manager
Product: Mozilla Application Suite → Firefox
QA Contact: bmo
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 231048 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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