What does “DIRFIX” mean?
A dirfix is released when a typo or inaccuracy is detected in the original release name. E.g. the year of a movie is wrong or there was a typo in the movie name. A release does not have to be nuked to have a dirfix. A dirfix can prevent a nuke or it can get the nuked release unnuked. A dirfix does not need to have an NFO file, but usually there is one. It also depends on the ruleset: TV-x264, SDTV-x264 and FLAC enforce NFO for dirfix.
TV-x264: “DirFix requires NFO and NFO must state which release is being fixed”
SDTV-x264: “DIRFIX requires NFO and NFO must state which release is being fixed”
FLAC: “If an ADDITIONAL tag is used, the nfo MUST mention the release name that it is replacing or updating.”
The original date was wrong:
A wrong tag was used:
The movie year was wrong:
The movie name was missing a character:
Sometimes the dirfix directory contains an NFO explaining the problem while fixing multiple releases at once.
Sorry about that, it looks like the DVD order
wasn’t the same as the air order.
Here’s how the releases should have been tagged
Lip.Service.S02E01.DVDRip.XviD-HAGGiS => Lip.Service.S02E02.DVDRip.XviD-HAGGiS
Lip.Service.S02E02.DVDRip.XviD-HAGGiS => Lip.Service.S02E01.DVDRip.XviD-HAGGiS
Lip.Service.S02E04.DVDRip.XviD-HAGGiS => Lip.Service.S02E05.DVDRip.XviD-HAGGiS
Lip.Service.S02E05.DVDRip.XviD-HAGGiS => Lip.Service.S02E04.DVDRip.XviD-HAGGiS
So the correct order to watch is
Again, sorry about that.
Sometimes even a dirfix is requested in the nuke:
nuked/dupeNET/7h 5m 34s after pre: proper.tag.not.needed_no.previous.nuked.release_dirfix.needed