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mwbouwkamp

use php to open a pdf file on my hard drive

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Hi,

I am trying to make a page that helps me open files on my computer. The thing I would like to do is to automatically open a file on my harddive by using some dropdown boxes and text fields in a form. Can anyone help?

Marco

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No, nobody can help you do that because it simply is not possible - and a good thing too in terms of security.

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What I tried now is to have php generate an url for me, which works fine... that is if I right click, say copy shortcut and past it into a new browser window. However, eventhough php generated the url for me, nothing happens when I click it. Is that some security thing too?

Marco

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Are you hosting the webserver on your computer AND accessing it from a browers [i]only[/i] from that computer? Or different ones?
If you're doing from the same computer, you could use the file:/// protocol, I think.
If it's on a remote server, you would have to add the directory where the .pdf as an alias into the webserver config. say as /pdf/, (make sure to password protect it though :)). Then you could link to it either on Windows: file:///C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\Fred\My%20Documents\PDFs\mypdf.pdf or Linux/Unix: file:///home/fred/mypdf.pdf (I'm not to sure about the Linux one, but I think the file protocol works, I haven't used Linux in along time) or you could use say [a href=\"http://www.mydomain.com/pdf/mypdf.pdf\" target=\"_blank\"]http://www.mydomain.com/pdf/mypdf.pdf[/a]

But, don't trust me completly, I haven't actually tried this before, I only thought about it in the past :P (I think about a lot of neat scripts, but never bother to make 'em :P)

Anyway, good luck!
Benj

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Here is my page... can anyone figure out why it doesnt work?

[a href=\"http://mwbouwkamp.everywebhost.com/articles.php\" target=\"_blank\"]http://mwbouwkamp.everywebhost.com/articles.php[/a]

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[!--quoteo(post=387833:date=Jun 25 2006, 04:18 PM:name=mwbouwkamp)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(mwbouwkamp @ Jun 25 2006, 04:18 PM) [snapback]387833[/snapback][/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]Here is my page... can anyone figure out why it doesnt work?
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What are you expecting it do that "doesn't work"?

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