[Instiki] can't make link to file system
tomcloyd at bestmindhealth.com
Mon Sep 12 05:23:10 EDT 2005
Thank you for your response. I was beginning to wonder if I was the only
one here. In light of the low volume on this list, is there some reason
why you didn't reply on-list? I'm going to reply that way just because I
believe this is a basic question - and your answer is interesting.
On Mon, 12 Sep 2005 01:26:29 -0700, Assaph Mehr <assaph at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I cannot discover how to link to my file system.
> That's a feature - you don't want others to insert a link on the wiki
> to some random file on your system and then downloading it.
This isn't always a problem - the wiki I'm working with is a personal one
on my desktop. There are no other users.
Beyond that, if it were on my server, how could someone link to a file on
my file system unless they know it's there? How could they know what I
have unless I tell them? And if it IS possible for them to know this, they
can surely get to it by means other than a link a public wiki! So...I'm
not at all understanding how this could be a "feature". Am I
> If you
> want to distribute a file, just place it under Instiki's /public
> directory, and make a link to:
> I.e. the link name in quotes, colon a single forward slash and the file
> I know Alexey has been working on file uploads/downloads, but have no
> idea how that is going.
OK, I'll make a note about that, relative to setting up downloads.
However, having to physically MOVE a file, rather than a pointer (link) is
a bad solution. That file may be in use for other functions as well. So
now I have to have TWO copies? Not good. Shouldn't even be necessary.
Maybe I'm really missing something. Are you saying that I cannot simply
set up a link from a wiki page to file on my server, sitting in a folder
on my own domain? That can't be.
It's also not the problem I'm trying to solve. But...What I want to do is
to have material in a directory on my desktop box, and link to it from my
personal wiki. This should be possible using the "file://c:\...." format.
But that doesn't work.
I hope this time my question is clearer.
">HTH," << What does that mean? Just curious...
Thanks for your help,
Tom Cloyd, MS MA, LMHC
Private practice Psychotherapist
Bellingham, Washington, U.S.A: (360) 920-1226
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