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From Jason Davies <>
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 17:29:19 GMT
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


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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