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django middleware for serving media files

Project description

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

* Apache
* Nginx
* LightHttpd
* Caddy

# INSTALLATION

use pip to install package:
`pip install -e git+https://github.com/instapk/django-fileprovider.git@0.1#egg=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', }

# USAGE

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

```python

def hello(request):
response = HttpResponse()
response['X-File'] = '/absolute/path/to/file'
return response
```

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