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# Accessing large files outside FosWiki

Back in TWiki days, I used a plugin I recall named something like FilePlugin or some such. The basic idea was to allow someone to reference an external file (not an attachment) via a file:// syntax. Admittedly my memory is hazy on this; it was 7-8 years ago. I do recall it being able to work with MSDOS paths (c:\foo\bar.txt)

I have a user who has some big files (multi-tens of MB). What he wants to be able to do is reference those files in a topic and have them accessible out of foswiki.

I looked thru the various extensions and don't see the plugin I used to use in Twiki days. I guess it didn't make the leap to FosWiki. However, I didn't see anything that looked close to it in the current plugin arsenal.

Does anyone know of a way to allow the access such as above, other than allowing big-BIG attachements to topics?

Thanks!

-- SteveAnthony - 07 Feb 2013

The file:// syntax should work fine with Foswiki. However the browser requires access to the UNC or file identified in the URL. I've looked through the TWiki extensions and I don't see one named FilePlugin, or anything similar. There is a RemoteAttachPlugin, but that is used to have the server attach a remote file to the topic.

See StatusOfPortingExtensionsToFoswiki for the list of extensions ported to Foswiki.

Note that links that cause the user to access their local file system are blocked by the browser. See Support.Faq72

-- GeorgeClark - 28 Mar 2013
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