Deleting files after download
freebsd at edvax.de
Sat Nov 9 12:44:02 UTC 2013
On Sat, 09 Nov 2013 12:27:46 +0000, Frank Leonhardt wrote:
> For what it's worth, in a similar situation I opted for an email
> notification that said "This file will be available for 14 days". Apart
> from being somewhat easier to implement, it had the advantage that the
> file could be downloaded by the same person on two or more hosts, more
> than one recipient to the original email, and it was possible to forward
> the link to other people who might also want the file.
That's a nice extension of the original idea: multiple recipients,
more than one download, retention period.
> I used http/s for
> getting the files up and down as it was just easier for the users
> (especially cross-platform).
This part involves the complexity I initially wanted to avoid: A
HTTP server. Of course it would be able to parse its logs, but if
possible, I'd rather not run a web server for that simple thing...
As I said initially, I'd like the whole construction to be as simple
> If you've not done this before, HTTP POST
> and PHP are your friends. If you use PHP for upload, you can make it do
> anything you like on download too. PHP remains, of course, the work of
> Beelzebub and the fact that it's useful at times like this is simply
> proof of its nefariousness.
A web server _and_ PHP - this is becoming a really devlish plan
for the darkest souls among the evil programmer hordes. :-)
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