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Hotlink Script

Posted on 2006-04-26
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Last Modified: 2013-12-25
I need a perl script which allows me to give users a hotlink to any type file.

The kind of setup would be along the lines of:


The script must allow me to specify a path to a particular directory.

so if the user then adds the hotlink into an html page like:

<img src="http://www.example.net/myscript.pl?action=view&file=Picture.jpg" alt="Big Boat">

the picture can be seen.

and if they put it into a hyperlink like

<a href="http://www.example.net/myscript.pl?action=view&file=Download.exe">Download Now</a>

the file can be downloaded.

etc... etc...

Can you post the source if you have a solution.


Question by:spiroosx
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ahoffmann earned 720 total points
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hmm, that's a simple task to implement in your favorite programming language:
  1. read supplied variables
  2. do a good input data validation on the values of these variables
  3. read the specified resource
  4. send the read data on stdout prepended by a proper HTTP header
  5. install the program on your web server
  6. ready, enjoy

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