[pmwiki-users] Updating PmWiki with external applications

christian.ridderstrom at gmail.com christian.ridderstrom at gmail.com
Sun Jun 15 18:17:10 CDT 2008

On Sun, 15 Jun 2008, stevecrisp at gmail.com wrote:

> Thank you kind Sir, just the prod I needed, I've done it now.  FYI the
> curl command to upload any file type allowed by PmWiki is:
> curl -F n=Main.WikiSandbox -F action=postupload -F
> uploadfile=@/c/times.txt http://localhost/pmwiki.php/Main/WikiSandbox
> Obviously alter the wiki page name and file name to suit.  If you also
> add -F upname=alternative-file-name.txt you can alter the filename
> within PmWiki.

Hi Steve,

Do you think you could put the above on some cookbook page, it sounds like 
a useful thing to know!

Best regards,

> Great stuff :-)
> -Steve.
> 2008/6/15 Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com>:
>> On Sun, Jun 15, 2008 at 03:12:27PM +0100, stevecrisp at gmail.com wrote:
>>> All,
>>> I've looked at http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/EditingAPI and can
>>> post normal Wiki pages fine from external applications e.g. using curl
>>> to post to Main.WikiSandbox I'd do:
>>> curl -d "?n=Main.WikiSandbox&text=TestingWiki&action=edit&post=1&author=AuthorName"
>>> http://localhost/pmwiki.php/Main/WikiSandbox
>>> My question is how would I do the same with uploading files, utilising
>>> PmWiki's standard upload form e.g.
>>> http://localhost/pmwiki.php/Main/WikiSandbox?action=upload.  I've
>>> tried and tried and can not do it with curl.  Looking at the HTML from
>>> PmWiki's upload form page I think it might be because the input line
>>> below doesn't have a 'name' tag.
>> No, that's not it.  To do an upload you want to make sure to
>> have action=postupload.  Your submission also needs to do a
>> file-based upload, with a name of 'uploadfile' (I have no idea
>> how to do this in curl).
>> Hope this helps,
>> Pm

Christian Ridderström, +46-8-768 39 44               http://www.md.kth.se/~chr

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