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how to parse all the files in the directory entered by a web form?

dear experts,

i have a web page which allows users to enter a directory of their local machine. after user "submit" the entry, my application will parse all the files in the directory.

I am thinking of using Upload and then File Process. However, I can only find how to upload file, not a directory with all the files in the directory. Please help. thanks.
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dodowoman
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Tommy BraasCommented:
Hi dodowoman,

Do you need the files on the server for any other purpose than to parse and process? I.e. do you need to store those files, or are you simply providing a result back to the client?

If you don't need to store the files on the server, I would suggest using a signed applet for two reasons: 1. there is no file transfer involved, 2: no server resources are required for processing the files as the processing is done on the client.

Cheers!

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dodowomanAuthor Commented:
thanks.
yes, I don't need the files,but only the results.

Is there an example that you could point it out to me? thanks again.
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Tommy BraasCommented:
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Tommy BraasCommented:
orangehead911,

Here's an example for signing an applet:
http://java.sun.com/developer/onlineTraining/Programming/JDCBook/signed.html

You need to sign the applet in order to gain access to the local file system. An applet runs in what is called a sandbox, and is not allowed by default to open network connections to hosts other than the one it came from, nor is it allowed to read/write files.

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CEHJCommented:
You'll *have* to use a signed applet. Browsers don't support uploading multiple files, unless you place n controls for n files on the form
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kiranhkCommented:
you can read this thread
http://www.jguru.com/faq/view.jsp?EID=303625

and also you can check out these

http://jupload.biz/en_2.html
http://www.uppri.com/



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kiranhkCommented:
did any of the answer help you?? havent heard from you for a long time
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