Re: maybe OT: uploading files w/ cgi
From: Paul Lalli (mritty_at_gmail.com)
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 13:54:02 -0400
On Wed, 21 Jul 2004, darius wrote:
> I am trying to write a script that displays (with hypertext links) the names
> of every file in a certain directory. I have finished the directory listing
> part (and appropriate html), but what I need to do now is be able to upload
> files and allow them to be downloaded by others.
> Currently, I am able to upload the files to the desired folder...but I am
> not able to view them online as I am able to do with the files in the folder
> I put there originially. The ownership of the files is different, but when I
> manually change them it doesn't seem to make much of a difference. Although
> I see the new file's name on my page, when I click on its link, I get
> "Object not found!...Error 404".
> Does anyone know what is different about the files I upload and the ones I
> create on the server myself?
404 means "no such file exists at this location", not "you don't have
permission to see this file". The two possibilities are
1) The files are not located where you think they are.
2) The links you are generating are not pointing to where you think they
My initial guess would be that you're not uploading the files as correctly
as you think you are. Without any code to look at, however, there's no
way to be sure.