[development] Shortening file names downloaded from webpage
kwinters at coalmarch.com
Tue Sep 15 14:11:31 UTC 2009
If uniqueness is an issue,
http://us2.php.net/manual/en/function.md5-file.php may be good in
conjunction with a sanitized file name.
For one site with public uploads, I use [sanitized and shortened file
name]-[md5 of file].[ext], which ensures duplicate files will overwrite
each other but otherwise you don't have to really worry about the file
names being unique.
Using [md5 of file].[ext] only means much less helpful file names when
downloaded and a much larger (but still small) chance of collisions.
- Ken Winters
Stewart Robinson wrote:
> I believe the problem Nitin had was around long file names and that
> approach doesn't guarantee a file name that is within a certain
> length, where as the md5 does. I agree that his approach using those
> two lines is a nicer cleaner approach if you don't have to worry about
> file name length.
> 2009/9/15 Earnie Boyd <earnie at users.sourceforge.net
> <mailto:earnie at users.sourceforge.net>>
> Quoting nitin gupta <nitingupta.iitg at gmail.com
> <mailto:nitingupta.iitg at gmail.com>>:
> $arr = parse_url($image_url);
> $filename = basename($arr['path']);
> This code solves the problem by removing the query and
> fragments of the url.
> Does anyone know of any better way to handle this? Can anyone
> point out any
> issues with this code?
> I think this is the better way. I don't find anything in the
> Drupal API to help.
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