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Issue with Counter Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:45 pm • by jalvani
Hey, all.

This seems like a simple use-case to me, but I can't sort out why it's not working out.

I have a folder which is a dead-simple use-case for the Counter function. I'll periodically drop one or more files into the folder and each file will have an arbitrary name, and I want them to be renamed (this is for Plex, but that's irrelevant to the issue).

Here's the rule for the folder:
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Here's configuration I'm using for the Counter:
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Here's the result:
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The counter isn't counting, and I'm banging my head into a wall to figure out why.

If I switch the Counter's flag from "Use lowest available" to "Always increment" and try again, it somewhat behaves like I expect, naming the files with an incrementing number. Unfortunately, if I pull all the files out of the folder, rename them, then add them back in (even one at a time) I can't get the counter to reset to '0'. And if I then switch the flag back to "Use lowest available", all files get the prefix "E001 - ".

Not sure how to get the behavior I expect, which is the behavior described in the docs. Anyone having better luck? Anyone able to point me in the right direction?

Hazel 4.3.3 on a brand-new MacMini running 10.14.1.
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Re: Issue with Counter Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:03 pm • by Mr_Noodle
I think there may be a bug with the counter in that situation. Thinking about it a bit more, this might have been an ill-advised feature as it might be difficult to determine given the varying filename patterns. I'll look into it but there is the possibility that the feature may be rescinded.
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Re: Issue with Counter Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:27 am • by prc
Any update on this issue?

Mr_Noodle wrote:I think there may be a bug with the counter in that situation. Thinking about it a bit more, this might have been an ill-advised feature as it might be difficult to determine given the varying filename patterns. I'll look into it but there is the possibility that the feature may be rescinded.
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Re: Issue with Counter Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:59 am • by Mr_Noodle
Not really. It's unclear how it would work in this case so that would need to be figured out.
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