Gcode files sorting, backup system



  • It would be very nice to be able to arrange the gcode files list by date, name etc.. to assist with finding the file you want to print if you come back to print it again. At present it can be a very long list to search through to find the file, in alphabetical order by filename, especially if you cant remember the name!

    Also I'd second requests to be able to backup the SD card or just the system folder as a zip or similar.



  • @DjDemonD:

    Also I'd second requests to be able to backup the SD card or just the system folder as a zip or similar.

    Having the ability to backup the sys folder would be very very welcome. It's a pain taking apart the printer to get the SD card and back it up. The download doesn't work right so trying to download each file is a pain. I always just get a browser window with the g-code in it.

    Jeff



  • Listing by Date/Time is also useful to find the file that you most recently printed in order to have another go.

    Particularly if there was more than one version of a design or if you became sloppy with the naming then it becomes very easy to make a mistake and not print the latest and greatest!

    By the same token when the list gets long then it would be nice to be able to do some kind of multiple select / flush.



  • Agreed about a backup zip file download feature. For all the user modified config files.

    The whole thing about backups is that they're a pain to do and they need to be as easy as possible if there's going to be a chance anyone will do them.

    If I lost my config today… I'd cry. 😉



  • Maybe an auto backup reminder, every 10 startups "do you want to backup sys" then it downloads a zip or whatever. Could be opted out of for those who don't like it.



  • I just do it back to front. That is to say, I keep and maintain the contents of the SD card on my PC, backed up as one would normally (to a NAS and cloud storage), and only copy files in one direction - from the PC to the sd card. I've had one too many sd card failures to trust them.

    However, I don't use any bed compensation so I'd guess you have to use some other method to backup the height map?



  • Definitely backup to zip for system files



  • Just going to repeat myself.

    The gcode files build up.

    Deleting them one by one is not going to happen so they just build up and build up.

    I've never connected to my Duet with anything other the web interface and taking the SD card out is unthinkable.

    So am REALLY waiting for a way to do multiple deletes from the Web Interface. Or even a "Delete All"!

    😉


  • administrators

    You can select more than one file, right click, delete on DWC 1.19


  • administrators

    Meanwhile, you could always put the SD card in a PC and do a bulk delete.



  • I don't know when the update happened, but now you can delete all the files in one clic.
    Select all, right clic, delete.

    I'm here to second requests to be able to arrange the gcode files list by date.
    For now, I name all my g-codes starting with the date and then the title. That way, when sorting by name they are actually sorted by date.


  • administrators

    You can already arrange the gcode files by date if you upgrade DWC to 1.19.3. The same version also provides easy access to simulating a print to find out how long it will take. You can finds it in chrishamms's github repository, and also at https://github.com/dc42/RepRapFirmware/tree/dev/Release/Duet-WiFi/Edge.

    My thanks to chrishamm for implementing these features.



  • Nice, thanks David.



  • @dc42:

    …................................ The same version also provides easy access to simulating a print to find out how long it will take. ..............................

    So does this work? I've upgraded to 1.19.3. If I right click on a file I see "Simulate File" and if I click on that I get the following:-

    M37 P"5colourParts/5colorDiamond mount.gcode"
    Simulation mode: off, move time: 0.0 sec, other time: 0.0 sec

    I'm obviously missing a step somewhere.


  • administrators

    Looks like you are running a version of RRF older than 1.19.



  • @dc42:

    Looks like you are running a version of RRF older than 1.19.

    Copy and paste from DWC
    Firmware Version: 1.19 (2017-08-14)

    I can of course upgrade to a later version but I'm currently evaluating something so I don't want to make any changes until I've finished that evaluation.


  • administrators

    My mistake, you need RRF 1.19.2 or 1.20beta1 to use that feature.



  • @dc42:

    My mistake, you need RRF 1.19.2 or 1.20beta1 to use that feature.

    Ahh OK - no worries.



  • Can sorting by date also be implemented into PanelDue ? I normally upload my gcode straight from Cura (DuetRRF plugin) and if for some reason I need to stop the print, it becomes very difficult to find the right file on Paneldue to restart the print. So I have to either reupload (can take a while for big prints) or go to my computer and start from it.

    Thanks


  • administrators

    @randomfactoid said in Gcode files sorting, backup system:

    Can sorting by date also be implemented into PanelDue ? I normally upload my gcode straight from Cura (DuetRRF plugin) and if for some reason I need to stop the print, it becomes very difficult to find the right file on Paneldue to restart the print. So I have to either reupload (can take a while for big prints) or go to my computer and start from it.

    Thanks

    I've added it to the wish list, but it's unlikely to happen soon.


 

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