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View Poll Results: Do you trust 'megatools'? Do you use 'megatools'? Did you install them in *your* computer?
Do not trust them, even it being open sourced on Github (please explain why in a post) 1 14.29%
Do not trust them, but eventually use (will explain in a post) 0 0%
Do not trust them, and never used or installed 0 0%
Never used them, but I think I will install and eventually use (that is a bit of trust) 1 14.29%
Never used them, and will continue with that position (and I have no objection for them) 2 28.57%
Never used them, and I think this project should not exist (will explain why in a post) 0 0%
I trust them, is open source! Problems are removed, if any exist. Does not matter if I use or not. 0 0%
I trust them, it is open source! Problems will be removed, if any exist. Never used. 0 0%
Why make a poll with so many options? And I miss at least one (please make a post with more details) 0 0%
I wanted another option, and I will say which it is in a post 1 14.29%
I wanted another option, but will not say anything here, and will not tell my opinion to you. 2 28.57%
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Old 10-14-2017, 04:51 PM   #1
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Question Do you trust 'megatools'? Do you use 'megatools'?


I am a bit demanding and "choosy" in what websites can ask me to have.

Right now (as it happened a few times last year) I want to download something which is hosted in a mega.co.nz page.

It says to me: "your browser seems a bit outdated". I disagree, but it won't easily work. It may not work even if I manually change my "user agent" header, which is not so hard.

I decided to go another way, possibly better, but what happened was worse! I tried to open the page in the browser links (version 2.14) in a Debian 9 - the result is a black screen with two words in it: 1) "MEGA " written in the upper right corner and 2) "OK" written in the lower left corner. Nothing else showed. All I did was to type two keys: q 'return'

The link is almost like this:

Code:
https://mega.co.nz/#!iTwIlLZb!qNoTWorK0OIfKgFgUrE1uIckXgnJ6NG_Z-dAG71Wo78
Yes, I changed a few letters with other letters... maybe you can find which one they are - not hard at all. Probably you cannot revive what was lost - I cannot! Continuing...

A tiny bit more of wish were still there... going around and around, I found

systutorials.com/docs/linux/man/7-megatools

and

megatools.megous.com

and

github.com/megous/megatools

My questions about those are quite simple:

Do you trust 'megatools'?

Do you use 'megatools'?

Did you install them in *your* computer?

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Old 10-14-2017, 07:10 PM   #2
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You missed an option: "What the heck are megatools?"
 
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Old 10-14-2017, 07:25 PM   #3
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Talking

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You missed an option: "What the heck are megatools?"
I am sorry. I really laughed out loud when I read your answer. No offense, please, my intention is far away from that kind of things, or anything else that is not good.

Well, megatools is an open source project to download files hosted in mega.co.nz (or mega.nz, seems the same) from the command line. (I will edit #1 now and put this paragraph there)

I found about it today, when I stumbled in a file there and had a few issues with the site... and then a few things happened (including finding about that 'megatools') and this thread was born.
(:
 
Old 10-14-2017, 07:32 PM   #4
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Forgot something important!

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You missed an option: "What the heck are megatools?"
(...) And laughing at myself and fixing the issue, I forgot to say something important: thank you!
 
Old 10-14-2017, 10:07 PM   #5
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Quote:
I am sorry. I really laughed out loud when I read your answer. No offense, please, my intention is far away from that kind of things, or anything else that is not good.
No offense meant or taken.

(Grin) Thank you for so gracious a response! You gave me the best smile of the day.

Oh! And this

Quote:
Why make a poll with so many options?
is a gem.

We--not just LQ--need more pollsters with a sense of humor.

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Old 10-14-2017, 11:27 PM   #6
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Some humour is important, even in serious situations. Not everybody likes that, and some situations are different, but I have that as a general rule.

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Old 10-15-2017, 05:53 AM   #7
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Do LQ rules require me to take this thread seriously?
 
Old 10-15-2017, 06:48 AM   #8
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Never used them, never needed to. But if I did, I would. Possibly...probably...perhaps...maybe.
 
Old 10-15-2017, 08:15 AM   #9
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Do LQ rules require me to take this thread seriously?
:scratch:
No, surely not. But you can probably feel the original poster is not simply making a joke. He has a bit of humour around everything, and that is all.
 
Old 10-15-2017, 09:12 AM   #10
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Kimble ("Kim Dotcom"), the founder and fat face of Mega, is a well-known criminal since the 90s. Mega would be the first of his projects which does NOT involve massive betrayal. No thanks.
 
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Old 10-15-2017, 12:04 PM   #11
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I was in the "What the heck are megatools?" category, so I investigated. The points that occur to me are
1. Why try to get it from GitHub when it's in the Debian repository?
2. The Fedora packager had to do quite a bit of work before adding it to that repository, suggesting that the original may be a bit unreliable.

Would I use it? Well, would I use any cloud storage? NO.
 
  


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