A rscollection file is a computer file that contains metadata about files and folders to be distributed.
A rscollection file does not contain the content to be distributed; it only contains information about those files, such as their names, sizes, folder structure, and cryptographic hash values for verifying file integrity.
- folder structure
- hash SHA1
<!DOCTYPE RsCollection> <RsCollection> <Directory name="upfree26"> <File size="66538" sha1="d2da911d9bb8574acdf9408100d165b604af023d" name="wubatman_tang.jpg"/> <File size="453096" sha1="f7177de4db9539dc7cb0bc56287a742816a54bb3" name="animal_audition.jpg"/> <File size="3719327" sha1="497af8313862994836ced6ce45b8afe05509875e" name="upfree26-Track01.mp3"/> <File size="5781894" sha1="f9994026b7a4f64e45d851e9407cea44d33e4440" name="upfree26-Track02.mp3"/> <File size="7174953" sha1="bde59d27d4155aa68ec1653fb1b5a7e7fdc6e0f9" name="upfree26-Track03.mp3"/> <File size="6867132" sha1="fe41399e7e9d23e9c14287d757e4edc323cd0fbd" name="upfree26-Track04.mp3"/> <File size="7576847" sha1="8437d792f7a1efac21720f0cf5e4ab11746042a2" name="upfree26-Track05.mp3"/> <File size="7034613" sha1="6b6afad6e42737ff3f931e775360fb9fda4942f8" name="upfree26-Track06.mp3"/> <File size="6202579" sha1="ea11dcfb0c3a019907afb9e8e62929f9c7a1161f" name="upfree26-Track07.mp3"/> <File size="4412669" sha1="851a053a64d316c1ffc96bbe2a4bb3b6b66f89c7" name="upfree26-Track08.mp3"/> <File size="2694227" sha1="b915c00c00828e18c06bdfded902711b9a1307f5" name="upfree26-Track09.mp3"/> <File size="5151227" sha1="84cd36034f73d5d566cc384b3c95c21f3a249729" name="upfree26-Track10.mp3"/> <File size="4345608" sha1="cf49446781badd332ef4979ecbe42c152756e92f" name="upfree26-Track11.mp3"/> </Directory> </RsCollection>
The link to this collection:
# Plain Text of a .rscollection link retroshare://file?name=Animal%20Audition%20-%20Tracky%20Birthday%20%28upfree26%202008%29.rscollection&size=1404&hash=b2ab45326663d711c780007f5a2d84f7b5605bbe
Go to File Sharing and My Files.There select the directory you want create a .rscollection file. It's important to have the files in a shared directory, so the person to use the .rscollection can access them through turtle-routing.
In this case the upfree26 directory is used to create the rsCollection.
Right click on the directory which should be used for the .rscollection.
Select a directory where to store the .rscollection file. This directory
should also be a shared directory. So the .rsc could also be downloaded as well.
The .rscollection should be now available in the shared folder.
When you right click on the file you can copy the link of the .rscollection
to the clipboard.
This link can be pasted into chatrooms, instant messages, mails, channels or directly onto the internet.
# Plain Text of a .rscollection retroshare://file?name=Animal%20Audition%20-%20Tracky%20Birthday%20%28upfree26%202008%29.rscollection&size=1404&hash=b2ab45326663d711c780007f5a2d84f7b5605bbe
By rightclicking in the chatroom for example, you can paste the
plaintext of the link or already formatted as RetroShare Link.
A RetroShare link has the function of a magnet link spoken in BitTorrent Terms.
In the chatroom it looks like this for the creator/poster of the link.
You can receive a .rscollection in various ways. Download the file over the internet, get it by e-mail or receive it inside RetroShare ( chatroom, channel, instant message, mail, ...).
If you receive it via chat it looks like this:
So Alice has received a link from Bunny and may click on it to download the .rscollection file.
When the download finishes right click it to start the .rscollection.
A Collection Editor Pop's up to show which files are going to be downloaded.
Selection and deselection of single files can be done.
The files from the .rscollection should pop up in your download tab and
start loading if there is a source available.