[Tutor] Help search files

Alejandro Decchi adecchi at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 04:33:36 CEST 2007

Yes I have a debian server runing apache. Can you give me a link ? Because i
do not how to make the search and list the files found to download

On 7/4/07, Alan Gauld <alan.gauld at btinternet.com> wrote:
> "Alejandro Decchi" <adecchi at gmail.com> wrote
> > Ok  but i have this form:
> > <body>
> > <form id="form1" name="form1" method="post"
> > action="/cgi-bin/search.py">
> OK, You didn't make it clear that you meant a CGI program,
> I was assuming you meant a GUI program. That adds a whole
> heap of extra complexity. A lot depends on what web
> mechanism/framework you are using. If we assume the
> standard cgi module then you need to get the submited
> data out of the request with the field_storage dictionary.
> Then you need to call your search function and finally
> format the results as HTML. Either offer to downoad a
> particular file and have a second request start the download
> or just send the file back, but that could be an unexpected result.
> I'd offer the file as a link and let the user click on it to fetch it
> from the server.
> But web programming is a whole different ball game.
> You should look up some simple examples first.
> Alan G.
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