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Old 05-06-2003, 02:41 PM   #1
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P2P Shared Files Browsing?!

It seems like there is one major problem with filesharing applications on Linux right now. (keep in mind, the apps I have tried are: giFT/KDEgiFT, gtk-gnutella, and lmule, and my observation is therefore limited to them)

None of them offer a way for you to easily browse and view/play the files you are sharing. I find it kind of annoying when I need to browse to /home/myname/.giFT/completed/ every time I want to check out the file I just downloaded.

Sure, I could just create a link to the appropriate directories on my desktop, but doesn't it make sense that this kind of feature would be a no-brainer in any p2p app?
Old 05-06-2003, 02:47 PM   #2
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Tell the app makers, or better yet, hack in the feature yourself
Old 05-06-2003, 04:42 PM   #3
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Limewire does the things you need.
Old 05-06-2003, 06:09 PM   #4
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then just configure them to put it in like /home/mp3 so you can browse easly. or use limewire just like nukes said


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