I have recently been uploading PDF files of academic presentations (to this topic on seasonal climate forecasting as it happens).
The file naming convention I utilize is:
So far so good. Until I discover I that I have a lead author’s name wrong. But when I try to upload the same file under a corrected file name, discourse notices that the file is otherwise identical — I guess there is some hashing going on here— and supplies a reference to the original file instead, with the file name unchanged and still incorrect.
My work around is to alter the following setting to
1 (the default is
48), remove all references in the markup, and wait until the resulting file expunging has occurred:
Settings > Files > clean orphan uploads grace period hours
I also tried setting this particular parameter to
0 but that did not seem to work. In which case, the tool tip might better be modified to read: “To disable the grace period set to 0”. Or alternatively as appropriate: “To enable near immediate effect set to 0”.
I cannot tell how often this kind of maintenance is actually run but I was presuming hourly? Maybe it is daily instead? That would be useful to know too.
TIA for any assistance about how to speed up this file renaming process! I do have a work around but it is rather clumsy and slow.