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django middleware for serving media files ( or protect them )

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File handler for django, useful when you want to add control or logic to served files.
It uses `sendfile` API supports on different servers and uses pythonic solution on django development server.
Currently it supports,

* Apache
* Nginx
* LightHttpd
* Caddy
* Hiawatha

# INSTALLATION

use pip to install package:
`pip install django-fileprovider`

* add `fileprovider` to django `INSTALLED_APPS` section.
* add `fileprovider.middleware.FileProviderMiddleware` to `MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES` section
* set django `settings` file with `FILEPROVIDER_NAME` any of available providers `python`, `nginx`, `apache`, `lighthttpd`,
`caddy`, `hiawatha`, `xsendfile`, `xaccel`.

```python

# or you can put FILEPROVIDER_NAME as python in your local settings file
if settings.DEBUG:
FILEPROVIDER_NAME = "python"
else:
# or apache, lighthttpd, caddy
FILEPROVIDER_NAME = "nginx"

```

# USAGE

on django views where file response is required, fill response header `X-File` with absolute file path or use `sendfile` wrapper
for example,

```python

from fileprovider.utils import sendfile
def hello(request):
return sendfile('/absolute/path/to/file')

```

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