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I need to give people the chance to upload a picture of themselves and then i need to save it with a name i make up.  The picture would come from their computer, not the net.   I don't have permission to an anonymous ftp for the client. How would I do this, i'd rather not use any modules, i haven't been able to get one working right yet, but if there is no other way fine.  Thanks a lot for the help.
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by:b2pi
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Is this supposed to be web based?
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by:idadan
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yeah,
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Are you using IIS ? If not, which webserver ?
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apache, its unix, i think,
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You can do this using file input, you need a web page that includes a file input in the form...

<FORM METHOD=POST ACTION="$ENV{'SCRIPT_NAME'}" ENCTYPE="multipart/form-data">
File: <INPUT TYPE=FILE NAME=file>
<INPUT TYPE=SUBMIT>
</FORM>

Then you need a perl script that can read in the data from the form, like this:

#!/usr/local/bin/perl -w
use CGI;

$cgi = new CGI;

open(OUT,"> $filename");
while($bytesread = read($cgi->param('file'), $buffer, 1024)) {
    print OUT $buffer;
}
close(OUT);

See the documentation for the CGI module ('perldoc CGI') for more information...
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Ok, so filename would be the name that i want to call the file, and where would that get saved to? thanks.
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It would get saved whereever you told it to, if you did
$filename = "/tmp/foobar", then it would get saved in the file /tmp/foobar.
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