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From "Justin Walgran" <>
Subject Re: [jira] Closed: (COUCHDB-167) Files can not be attached to documents with forward slashes in their names to simulate a folder hierarchy
Date Tue, 30 Dec 2008 18:46:00 GMT
The planets have aligned! Thanks so much to all who have helped out on this.

- Justin

On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 12:29 PM, Jason Davies <> wrote:
> Hi Justin,
> The curl command would look something like this for uploading an image:
>    curl -v -H "Content-Type: image/gif" -T test.gif
> http://localhost:5984/test/_design/test/test.gif?rev=3681538178
> Jason
> On 30 Dec 2008, at 17:09, Justin Walgran wrote:
>> I was using Futon through Firefox 3.0.5 to upload the attachments.
>> I tried curl and it does work!  :)
>> The mime type of the file is "application/x-www-form-urlencoded" when
>> it hits couch, so I need to figure out how to properly PUT the binary
>> file, but it looks like the plumbing is working. Thanks so much!
>> Can anyone reply with the proper arguments I should pass to curl in
>> order to PUT a binary attachment? Thanks.
>> -Justin
>> On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 10:41 AM, Jason Davies <>
>> wrote:
>>> On 30 Dec 2008, at 14:16, Justin Walgran wrote:
>>>> I do see that my design documents now show without %2F (awesome) _but_
>>>> I still have the same issue. When I upload a file named
>>>> "images/pickle.gif" it gets attached as "images:pickle.gif" and can
>>>> only be retrieved by requesting "_design/doc/images%3Apickle.gif"
>>> How are you uploading the file, are you using Futon? I'm not sure why
>>> it's
>>> being attached with a colon used as a separator, but it sounds like the
>>> client you are using is doing some processing on the filename.  If you
>>> PUT
>>> an attachment (using curl or similar) it should work fine.  I'm not sure
>>> how
>>> to get Futon to put a slash in the filename in any case, as it just names
>>> the attachment the same as the file you're uploading.  If you let me know
>>> how you are doing this maybe I can work up a patch for Futon if it is
>>> needed.
>>> Jason

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