please see whether Data Libraries (
http://wiki.galaxyproject.org/Admin/DataLibraries/Libraries) with the file
and especially the *Upload files from filesystem paths* feature do solve
your problem. It enables you to work with the datasets while keeping them
untouched on the file system.
thank you for using Galaxy!
On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 3:05 PM, David Hoover <hoove...@helix.nih.gov>wrote:
> Is there any desire to create a way in galaxy to browse local directories
> on the galaxy server itself? Not the client machine running the web
> browwser, but the machine on which galaxy is running. I've created a tool
> that allows a user to upload a single file from their own personal
> directory on the galaxy server into galaxy directly, without going through
> Apache. However, this is very limiting. It would be very helpful to be
> able to browse directories that are deemed accessible to the galaxy user,
> and before I begin trying to develop anything I'd like to know if there is
> any support for such a feature.
> David Hoover
> Helix Systems Staff
> National Institutes of Health
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