[pmwiki-users] links to open upload folder in external apps

noskule noskule at gmx.net
Mon Mar 30 17:33:05 CDT 2009

Chris Cox schrieb:
> On Mon, 2009-03-30 at 16:23 -0500, Chris Cox wrote:
>> On Mon, 2009-03-30 at 22:15 +0200, noskule wrote:
>>> Chris Cox schrieb:
>>>> On Mon, 2009-03-30 at 18:11 +0200, noskule wrote:
>>>>> hi list
>>>>> I would like to do a link for authors so they could open upload folders 
>>>>> in an external application using (s)ftp or webdav. Has anyone done this 
>>>>> or knows how to do it?
>>>> It's just another directory... so if your web permissions
>>>> allow it, you can reach it.
>>> yes of course, the path and the permissions is not the problem. But I'm 
>>> wondering if it is somehow possible to open the link in an external 
>>> application like dolphin/konqueror in linux or file explorer in windows.
>>> For windows there's something like:
>>> <a href="" FOLDER="https://domain.net">Webfolder</a>
>>> but I couldn't get it to work.
>>> So I thought there's maybe a cross platform solution.
>> There are webdav solutions out there.  We use smbwebclient.php, which
>> gives a web based interface into SMB shares... which could come off
>> anything (Linux, etc).
>> Even better (IMHO) for Windows users it for them to use just
>> SMB directly (best when possible)... or use WinSCP (again, if
>> possible).  Using the web interface is slower with regards
>> to uploads, etc.
> Relooking at your post, I'm guessing your wanting some magic
> way of getting a fill pull down to an app and automatic
> push back... obviously not without a great deal of risk.
yes, I just want to have a better way of uploading/downloading/editing 
files than browsers supports. So what I would like is to have is a 
folder link, something like:

(:filebrowser type=<ftp|sftp|webdav>  
path="{$UploadDirUrl}/{*$Group}/{*$Name}" name="Open Uploads Folder":)

when a user clicks on it, the url opens in he's default file browser, 
dolphin in kde, ore the windows file manager as example. The login/pass 
users could store in there
default keyring manager, and everything would be fine :-).

The benefit is, documents could be easy edited by its default 
application without down/uploading it.

but this seams to be a highly sophisticated task, I even couldn't figure 
out how to change the ftp default browser within firefox, not to talk 
about sftp, and webdav. There's a launcher addon for firefox but it 
seams not to work very well.

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