[drupal-devel] file attachment storage

Robert Douglass rob at robshouse.net
Mon Jun 27 14:14:38 UTC 2005

Just for the record, I've long wished that Craig's code had been the 
code that 'won' the upload.module contest the last time this issue went 

Any chances we could open this debate in earnest with the possible goal 
of replacing upload.module?

(putting on my body armour now)



> I have an alternative file system management module and an equivalent of 
> upload module which uses it that allows the system admin to specify the 
> max number of files in a directory.  Look in modules under filemanager 
> and attachment.  These modules allow multiple files with the same name 
> as well as allow modules to have both private (permissions enforced with 
> Drupal) and public (no php code involved in the download) concurrently.  
> Also the attachment module does not suffer from simultaneous upload race 
> problems (http://drupal.org/node/11060) nor does it rely on the users 
> logging out to free up space used by uploaded files that where not 
> submitted.
> Craig

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