[development] [support] File upload and convert

Earnie Boyd earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Nov 27 13:21:39 UTC 2012

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On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 7:32 PM, Chris Miller <cjm at tryx.org> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I have a content type with TWO file fields, in which I will designate TWO
> PDFs.  On upload completion I want to run something like: "exec(pdftk f1.pdf
> background f2.pdf output f1.pdf)".  This will "brand" f1.pdf.
> I don't see any standard mechanism and so I'm not sure how to go about this.
> I have a general understanding, but that doesn't answer the question.  I am
> sure I don't want to intercept all possible uploads; just the uploads from
> this specific content type.  So, can I define a file upload hook which is
> scoped to this specific content type?  I haven't seen anything that makes me
> believe I can.  Can I create a custom file field to use any time I need to
> perform a conversion?  Can my custom file field "extend" the existing file
> field, so I don't have to port improvements/bugfixes to my custom file field
> version?
> So many questions...  (-:
> Thanks for the help,
> Chris.
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