Symbolic Link

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Sun Aug 19 00:49:29 CEST 2007

mosscliffe schrieb:
> I am trying to create a link to a file, which I can then use in an
> HTML page.
> The system is Linux on a hosted web service, running python 2.3.
> Other than that I have no knowledge of the system.
> The link is created OK, but when I try to use it as filename for the
> IMG TAG, it does not get displayed.  The page source of the created
> page is pointing to the link as temp/test1.jpg
> Any ideas ?
> srcFile = "temp/test2.jpg"
> linkFile = "temp/test1.jpg"
> if os.path.islink(linkFile):
>     print "Link Exists", nl
>     pass
> else:
>     print "Making Link", nl
>     os.symlink(srcFile, linkFile)
> print '<BR><img src="%s">the image</IMG><BR><BR>' % linkFile
> print '<img src="%s">the image</IMG>' % srcFile

In what environment is that script running? If it's apache, it might be 
that the apache settings disallow for following links.


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