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A django file streaming application

Project description

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.

License

New BSD license

Notes

  • Tested with Django 1.2 / 1.3
  • Example project is included

Features

  • Link expires by clicks (optional)
  • Link expires by time (optional)
  • Is usable for counting clicks

Installation

Dependences

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

Installation

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:
:~$ pip uninstall django-dynamic-link

Other possibilities

  • Open a terminal and change to the folder which contains the setup.py and then type:
:~$ python setup.py install

test your installation

Go to console and type:
:~$ python
>>> import dynamicLink
>>> dynamicLink.VERSION

Setup

  • Add “dynamicLink” to you installed apps in the settings file.
  • Make sure that:
    1. ‘django.middleware.locale.LocaleMiddleware’, is in your MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES.
    2. Your Admin is enabled (‘django.contrib.admin’, is in your INSTALLED_APPS)
    3. ‘django.contrib.auth.context_processors.auth’, (also for admin) is in TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS.
    4. ‘django.core.context_processors.request’, is in TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS.
  • Add the following to your urls.py:
    1. from dynamicLink import presettings
    2. (r’^w+/%s/’ % presettings.DYNAMIC_LINK_URL_BASE_COMPONENT, include(‘dynamicLink.urls’)),
  • Finally run:
:~$ python manage.py syncdb
:~$ python manage.py runserver

Make it custom

Use the global settings.py in your projects root to overwrite the applications presettings with the following variables.

  • DYNAMIC_LINK_MEDIA
    • Default: settings.MEDIA_ROOT
    • A path to a directory. From this point you can walk down the subdirectories to choose your files to serve.
  • DYNAMIC_LINK_URL_BASE_COMPONENT
    • Default: ‘serve’
    • A string that modifies your url serve path.
    • Example: www.example.com/DYNAMIC_LINK_URL_BASE_COMPONENT/link/3839hd8HKl3/example.zip.

Usage

Open the admin interface and go to “Dynamiclink” section. The rest should be self-explanatory.

Hints

  • 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 these 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 manage.py syncdb” and “python manage.py runserver”.
  4. Open a Browser, go to: http://127.0.0.1:8000/

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