[geeks] ftp upload renaming
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Fri Sep 15 10:53:11 CDT 2006
Fri, 15 Sep 2006 @ 09:31 -0500, Michael Parson said:
> On Thu, Sep 14, 2006 at 10:25:12PM -0400, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> > I have a client who wants users to be able to stage new documents to a
> > UNIX server that processes documents. The processing involves moving
> > a document into the right place, reading it and putting parts of it in a
> > database, etc.
> How real-time does this have to be?
> You could have a cron job that watches a directory and takes action when
> it sees files.
> This could free the end users to use whatever file transfer protocol
> they feel comfortable with (ftp, scp, apptletalk, nfs, samba, etc).
I guess you are saying to have a cron job rename the files. That's not
the ideal solution for this situation.
I'll have to think about that. I really rather the files were never on
the server outside the expected format, but this is a possibility.
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