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PHP script to automate some uploading and adding

Posted on 2005-05-11
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Last Modified: 2008-02-20
I'm looking for a script in php to automate some things i do by hand!

on my server i have a file named .htacces wich is located in:


The file .htacces file contains the following content:
[begin .htaccesfile]
#  mod_rewrite in use

RewriteEngine On

RewriteBase /

#  Rules

RewriteRule ^news(.*) news.php

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule (.*) index.php

RedirectMatch permanent ^/media/lolasian.wmv$ http://www.xxxxxxx.com/bogmon/videos/lolasian.wmv

RedirectMatch permanent ^/media/volkswagon.wmv$ http://www.xxxxxx.com/bogmon/videos/volkswagon.wmv
[/end .htacces file]

Now i want a php page where i can fill in a NAME ( in a field ) then it should download from the ftp the .htacces file add a new line on the bottom of the .htacces and reupload it.

[line should be added to .htacces]
RedirectMatch permanent ^/media/NAME.wmv$ http://www.xxxxxx.com/bogmon/videos/NAME.wmv
[/line should be added to .htacces]

Here it should replace NAME with the name i insterted in the field.

Could you guys help me out

thnx in advance
Question by:Mr-sark
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Accepted Solution

jdpipe earned 1500 total points
ID: 13983335
how are you doing the 'download from the ftp'?

I suggest that you should use a more general-purpose RedirectMatch file - it doesn't make sense that you have to edit .htaccess every time you want to add a file to your website. And I would use aliasmatch instead, perhaps.For example:

AliasMatch ^/media/([a-z][a-z0-9]*).(wmv|avi|mpg)$ /home/bogmon05/public_html/videos/$1.$2

Hope that helps


Expert Comment

ID: 13983342
so... the above 'aliasmatch' would allow you to use ANY URL like


and it will retreive the file from your 'videos' directory.

If redirectmatch is what you want, then use that instead of course. Just change the second part back into a URL instead of a file path.



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