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Last post Author Topic: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)  (Read 67848 times)

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Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
« Reply #75 on: September 09, 2012, 10:38:50 AM »
Hmmm...I did some thinking about this and made a small change in the code.  Please redownload the zip and let me know if v1.1.3.2 makes any difference in your tests.  Thank you.
Hi skwire, thanks for the speedy update! :)

Just ran up 10 instances at the same time to test and no spurious "bad" results, so it looks good!

Thanks again

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Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
« Reply #76 on: September 09, 2012, 01:58:50 PM »
Good to know; thanks for the report back.  :Thmbsup:

BTW, SFV Ninja is single-threaded so I'm not certain how much benefit you're getting from running multiple instances.  Just thought you'd like to know.  Thanks for joining the site!

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Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
« Reply #77 on: September 09, 2012, 02:27:18 PM »
SFV Ninja is single-threaded so I'm not certain how much benefit you're getting from running multiple instances.
I guess the benefit (for me) is that I can fire up a bunch of instances in one go and set them to creating/verify checksums on a load of folders, then just leave them to get on with it - eg. overnight - rather than having to do each one sequentially.

Thanks again :)

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Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
« Reply #78 on: September 09, 2012, 02:37:23 PM »
I guess the benefit (for me) is that I can fire up a bunch of instances in one go and set them to creating/verify checksums on a load of folders, then just leave them to get on with it - eg. overnight - rather than having to do each one sequentially.

I see.  However, doing it that way is definitely going to very taxing on your harddrives.  Were you aware that one SFV Ninja instance can load multiple checksum files into its list?

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Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
« Reply #79 on: September 10, 2012, 05:00:09 AM »
Were you aware that one SFV Ninja instance can load multiple checksum files into its list?
Yes, thanks :)

My archiving "strategy" requires separate checksum files for each top level folder though, so when creating the files in the first place it's easier to just run up a separate instance per folder :)


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Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
« Reply #80 on: September 10, 2012, 07:51:25 AM »
My archiving "strategy" requires separate checksum files for each top level folder though, so when creating the files in the first place it's easier to just run up a separate instance per folder :)
Hm, seems like a bad idea to run multiple instances at one time, at least for long-running jobs. You'll see much decreased throughput (way worse than linear degradation), and all the back-and-forth action is going to be stressful on your harddrive heads.
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Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
« Reply #81 on: September 11, 2012, 06:39:44 AM »
Hm, seems like a bad idea to run multiple instances at one time, at least for long-running jobs. You'll see much decreased throughput (way worse than linear degradation), and all the back-and-forth action is going to be stressful on your harddrive heads.

If I run 3 instances against folders on 3 separate physical drives it's definitely quicker than running them one after another, and I can go to bed and forget about it ;)

As for the wear on my drives - I figure that's why we have so many backups in the first place! :D

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Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
« Reply #82 on: September 11, 2012, 08:58:27 AM »
3 separate physical drives

Ah, that's the key.  I (and f0dder, I bet) thought you were working with one physical drive.  =]

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Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
« Reply #83 on: September 12, 2012, 09:12:03 AM »
3 separate physical drives
Ah, that's the key.  I (and f0dder, I bet) thought you were working with one physical drive.  =]
Indeed :)
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Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
« Reply #84 on: September 22, 2012, 04:21:35 PM »
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v1.1.4 - 2012-09-22
    * No longer writes the Unicode BOM to checksum files.


@Cornucopiae: This version should allow you to use the Unicode version and still generate checksum files that are compatible with non-Unicode apps like QuickSFV.


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Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
« Reply #85 on: September 23, 2012, 04:44:19 AM »
Hi skwire, thanks for the new update! :Thmbsup:

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@Cornucopiae: This version should allow you to use the Unicode version and still generate checksum files that are compatible with non-Unicode apps like QuickSFV.

Thank you!

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In AutoHotkey, there are no native hash/checksum commands.  So, you have three options: 1) Use a command line executable, 2) a DLL, or 3) use a function library that somebody has developed.  SFV Ninja uses number one and three.  However, I've found that the function library, while very fast and accurate, has a tendency to crash randomly and I don't know why.  So, I changed SFV Ninja to only use that function when absolutely necessary where before it was using it for smaller files because of its speed.

It is unfortunate that the library has tendency to crash. I'm using SFV Ninja v1.1.2 because it's faster. I'll wait for the news.

I'm very pleased with the program anyway! :up:
« Last Edit: September 23, 2012, 05:02:34 AM by Cornucopiae »

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Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
« Reply #86 on: November 14, 2012, 10:37:03 PM »
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v1.1.5 - 2012-11-14
    + Added "Always on top" button to the toolbar.
    ! Prevented exiting the app if a save operation is in process.

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Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
« Reply #87 on: January 21, 2013, 07:20:43 AM »
Been looking all over for a lightweight, simple and free file verification program and SFV Ninja fits perfectly. ^_^ Minor feature requests:

  • ability to delete from the file list
  • check/uncheck selected items from the right-click context menu. Alternatively press spacebar

Thanks for the great software!

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Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
« Reply #88 on: January 22, 2013, 01:54:38 AM »
Hi, omeletted, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.

Minor feature requests:
  • ability to delete from the file list
  • check/uncheck selected items from the right-click context menu. Alternatively press spacebar

Would deleting to the recycle bin be acceptable?

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Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
« Reply #89 on: January 22, 2013, 04:22:03 AM »
Would deleting to the recycle bin be acceptable?

I dont mean physical deletion of the actual files, I mean from the file listing in SFV Ninja. :3 I know it's kinda unnecessary since you can just uncheck the files you dont want to verify, having the other request would be sufficient if it's too much trouble.

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Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
« Reply #90 on: January 22, 2013, 12:05:51 PM »
I dont mean physical deletion of the actual files, I mean from the file listing in SFV Ninja.

Ah, if that's what you mean, simply press the Delete key after highlighting the rows you want to remove.

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Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
« Reply #91 on: August 10, 2013, 05:12:10 AM »
Hi skwire, is there any news on the expense of speed?

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Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
« Reply #92 on: August 10, 2013, 07:05:03 PM »
Hi skwire, is there any news on the expense of speed?

Give this a build a thorough beating and let me know how it works for you, please.

http://skwire.dcmemb..._ninja/_SFVNinja.zip

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Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
« Reply #93 on: August 11, 2013, 02:23:28 AM »
This build has tendency to crash, like SFV Ninja v1.1.2. But speed is OK!
Thanks anyway!

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Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
« Reply #94 on: August 11, 2013, 08:42:04 AM »
Which operating system are you using?

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Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
« Reply #95 on: August 11, 2013, 10:03:40 AM »
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Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
« Reply #96 on: August 11, 2013, 10:13:42 AM »
It would crash on me as well under XP but, in my tests yesterday, I couldn't get it to crash under Windows 7.

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Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
« Reply #97 on: March 01, 2014, 10:27:20 PM »
@Cornucopiae: If you're still using SFV Ninja, would you mind trying this version and letting me know how it performs for you on XP?

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v1.1.7 - 2013-08-10
    * Speed improvements (hopefully).
    * Row colouring improvements.
    ! "Open folder location" was broken.

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Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
« Reply #98 on: March 09, 2014, 12:54:37 PM »
skwire, this version is perfect!!!

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Speed improvements (hopefully)
:Thmbsup:

Have only 1 problem:
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Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
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Re: Release: SFV Ninja (Simple File Verification application)
« Reply #99 on: March 09, 2014, 02:38:19 PM »
skwire, this version is perfect!!!

So, I'll take this to say you have tested this under XP and aren't getting the random crashes you reported a while back?  If so, right on, and thanks for testing.

Have only 1 problem:

Uh, yeah, that would be a problem, eh?   :-[  Please try the version below:

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v1.1.9 - 2014-03-09
    ! Checksum dropdown wasn't functional due to toolbar changes
      in the 1.1.7 version.  (Thanks, Cornucopiae)