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Uploading File via CGI

Posted on 1997-03-10
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Hi, I want to enable the visitor of my website to upload files. Therefore, I've got a form with a TYPE="FILE" field.
But I don't know the parameters of the field, nor do I know
what my CGI-script has to look like if the file being uploaded should be stored somewhere on the server.
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I had never heard of the tag you used before, and was quite
shocked when testing it and reading up on it to find that
it actually existed!

Anyway, to answer the question, it should be used as follows:

<FORM       ENCTYPE="multipart/form-data"
      ACTION="antest.cgi"
      METHOD=POST>
<INPUT TYPE="file" name="afile"><BR>
<INPUT TYPE="submit">
</FORM>

And the cgi script is simply passwd a multipart-mime
file in its STDIN.  an example of just getting this
and displaying it (which will almost ALWAYS look
messy) is:

#!/usr/bin/perl

read(STDIN, $incoming, $ENV{'CONTENT_LENGTH'});

print "Content-Type: text/html\n\n";

print "$incoming\n";


Hope this helps, and good luck...
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