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A django file streaming application

Project description


Django file streaming application to provide download links without showing the real path to the served file. The links can be set to expire by date or by clicks. It is also possible to use it for counting clicks on a download link.


New BSD license


  • It’s tested with Django 1.2
  • Example project is includet


  • Optional link expires by time
  • Optional link expires by clicks
  • Is usable for counting



  • This app
  • Django itself, its redirects from django contrib and his locale middleware.


Manual Installation

  • Download the file and unzip it.
  • Copy the folder in your project root.

Installation with pip

  • Type in your terminal: “pip install django-dynamic-link”
  • With pip you can also uninstall it again: “pip uninstall django-dynamic-link”

Other possibilities

  • Open a Terminal and change in the folder which contains the and then type “ install”

test your installation

Go to console and type:

  • :~$ python
  • import dynamicLink
  • dynamicLink.VERSION
  • (0, 4, 6)


  • Add “dynamicLink” to you installed apps in the settings file.
  • Make sure that:
    • ‘django.middleware.locale.LocaleMiddleware’, is in your MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES.
    • ‘django.contrib.redirects.middleware.RedirectFallbackMiddleware’, is in your MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES.
    • ‘django.contrib.redirects’, is added to your INSTALLED_APPS.
    • Your Admin is enabled (‘django.contrib.admin’, is in your INSTALLED_APPS.)
  • Add the following to your
    • from dynamicLink import dl_settings
    • (r’^%s/’ % dl_settings.DOWNLINK_SERVE_PATH, include(‘dynamicLink.urls’)),
  • Change the pattern for your admin in from (r’^admin/’, include(, to (r’^%sadmin/(.*)’,
  • Run “python syncdb”.
  • And finally “python runserver”.


  • For options review your
  • Open the admin interface and go to “Dynamiclink” section. The rest should be self-explanatory.


  • Zero value for link age means never expires.
  • Zero value for clicks means unlimited clicks.
  • If a link never expires you can use it for click counting.
  • Trough the action menu you can serve a site with several links.
  • The filename from the created links are only for human readability. You can delete or change this filenames in any way you want.

Example project

djang-dynamic-links ships with an example proect.

  1. First unpack the tar.gz
  2. Than move “dynamicLink” in to the “example” folder or install it (see install section).
  3. Run “python syncdb” and “python runserver”.
  4. Open a Browser, go to: and play.

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