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#35826 Removing the - character from your random strings

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enktesisllc

You are using the - character in your randomization strings. It can be within the string or at either end.

Examples:

site-dancewithdivorce.com-20210719-011202edt-FayFy-LYc4bHsCSH.jpa
site-dancewithdivorce.com-20210727-011201edt--vJVhgyC-bXKpCAb.jpa

Since I use the filenames for reporting, and use the - as the delimiter, the -- instances break the parse.

I'm suggesting you only use alpha/numeric characters in the random strings.

Enktesis LLC Marco Ciavolino marco@enktesis.com

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager

That's a good suggestion. I'll take a look whether it's possible. IIRC we are using the random password generator Joomla uses. I need to see if we can prime it with a different string to pick characters from.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

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enktesisllc

Thank you. This is an amazing product that has saved my clients time and time again (esp Wordpress clients).

Enktesis LLC Marco Ciavolino marco@enktesis.com

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager

I am happy to confirm that it is indeed possible. I made the change and will include that in the next release.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

🇬🇷Greek: native 🇬🇧English: excellent 🇫🇷French: basic • 🕐 My time zone is Europe / Athens
Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!

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