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Plug-in idea - My vision

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Darren Smith

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My dilemma:

I download certain files to certain places; eg 'torrents' go to a 'completed torrents' folder. I know I can set them to go else where, but I like to rename files and put them where I want in a case by case basis.

Now this is easily achieved by jumping onto a computer, going to the server/share and doing what I want and moving it to the correct area. Easy. But:

I want to be able to do this from a plugin; ie I'd like to go to a 'file manager' plugin and move/rename/delete files from my phone or tablet. Now I can see security issues going to be the initial complaint here but I can delete files and folders using 'sick rage' but can't do much else, unless I am missing something.

My setup:

I have a HP Proliant Gen8 Microserver, 2 x 4TB WD Red, 10GB ECC DDR3. Purely used as a media server. Plugins: Plex, sabNZBD, Sick Rage, Trasmission and Couch Potato.

I also use this server for basic file storage.

My idea / vision:

I have searched the forum for something like this, my idea is: a plugin that allows the user to go to the plugins ip on any device to modify/move/delete files within allowed jail.

My vision is: the possibility to install a basic Linux virtual machine that I can logon to using an device to make changes to files; like above and have a GUI.

I'd basically like to do the above on an iPad. The vision is sort of like terminal services, anyone know of anything like that in the pipeline or even exists but I have completely missed it.

Thanks, be kind. It's my first post :)
 

depasseg

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Have you looked into using WebDAV? It give you file management capabilities on other devices, like an ipad.
 

Darren Smith

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Have you looked into using WebDAV? It give you file management capabilities on other devices, like an ipad.
That's another great solution, I think I'm going to look into it fully tomorrow. I've set it up but keeps showing as forbidden in the iOS app... Bloody permissions, I'll try tomorrow.

Thanks!
 

Darren Smith

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Sorry to bring this post back from the death, but what I have actually done now may help someone in the future.

Now before I wanted to be able to access the file system on my iPad to transfer files. Well the solution I have been using for months has been to install Windows 7 as a virtual machine and use VNC on my iPad to remote in. This has basically made all my computers redundant as I can now do most things on my iPad.

So create a VM Jail, install Windows 7 (or preferred OS)
- Install VLC on your mobile device and off you go.

Thanks for getting me started!
 
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