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Reading from users computer

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I know it is possible to read all the files from a folder on the server. Is it possible to do the same on the users computer? Say if they select a folder on their system, can you read in all the files from it. Say this is for a file upload.
Jul 11 '07 #1
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pbmods
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Heya, eddyman592.

For security reasons, scripts cannot do this (What if there were a symbolic link in that directory? What if the script tried to access ..? What if there were a folder in there that you didn't want the script to access?).

My recommendation would be to:
  • Allow the User to upload a ZIP archive, or
  • Create a dynamic form that allows the user to create file inputs on the fly.
Jul 11 '07 #2

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