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From "Simon MacDonald (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-1966) [Feature req.] How to open local files on Android filesystem?
Date Wed, 05 Dec 2012 22:41:59 GMT


Simon MacDonald commented on CB-1966:


I'll say this again. This is not the place to ask questions. This is for reporting issues/bugs.
Please ask your question on the PhoneGap Google Group:!forum/phonegap

I see you have opened a thread on the mailing list that I will respond to. Please don't add
any more comments to this issue as it is not a bug, it is not a feature it is a question.
> [Feature req.] How to open local files on Android filesystem?
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-1966
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Android, CordovaJS
>    Affects Versions: 2.1.0
>         Environment: Android
>            Reporter: Ruben Vanhoeyveld
>            Assignee: Joe Bowser
>            Priority: Blocker
>              Labels: android, file, local, system
>   Original Estimate: 24h
>  Remaining Estimate: 24h
> I'm looking for functionality to open local files on the Android file system.
> The case for me is that when I download a file, it's stored in /mnt/sdcard/file.ext.
But I can't link to the file with file:/// or content://
> file:/// Gives me a blank white window with the text "undefined".
> content:// Does nothing.
> How can I implement some script to open files I just downloaded to the filesystem? (like
> Edit:
> [~macdonst]: This is a feature request!

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