[Clipart] Ideas for cmdline file upload

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Wed Oct 20 18:14:50 PDT 2004

How is this done in SVN and CVS? What types of compression do those 
projects employ to get a local file to the remote repository?


Bryce Harrington wrote:
> As part of the dms tools, now that I've sort of figured out how
> authentication can be done, the next question that's cropped up is
> the file upload.
> It is possible to upload files through SOAP itself, but it's quite
> inefficient because the SOAP calls do an expensive MIME encoding
> process.  For one or two submissions that's probably fine, but when
> uploading a whole collection I'm worried it's going to be too slow.
> Fortunately, we have some flexibility since the client script that does
> the uploading could invoke other commands either on the client or server
> side.  
> For instance, we could scp a file up to an incoming directory on the
> server, then do a SOAP call to cause the server to try to pull that file
> in from the incoming dir.
> However, I'm not sure if that's the best approach.  It has some
> flexibility to it, in that the file could be uploaded to incoming by any
> variety of mechanisms, but it adds an additional step that could incur
> some security or complexity issues.
> What do others think?  Is there another way to get the SVG file itself
> up to the server quickly, simply and efficiently?
> Bryce
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