do you have the image data in the database, or are all the images
stored in the filesystem?
it appears to be the latter... so i'd say either:
1) move the images into the webserver's document root,
or somewhere web-accessable.
2) symlink them permanently.
i can't understand why you'd want to create/delete symlinks
everytime a browser requested images... it'd be much faster
and more efficient to just link the images somewhere within
the document-root and leave them there.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sterling Anderson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2001 12:40 AM
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: [PHP] accessing files not in www root directory.
> I am trying to write a page that will perform a select on a DB and get the
> path and file name of an image. Then display the image.
> The DB part if fine but I am having difficulty figuring out how to get the
> images to display. For example:
> result from select:
> $file_path = "/home/pics/friends/"
> $file_name = "bob.jpg"
> Now, say my web root directory is "/etc/http/wwwroot"
> How do I create a link to my file "/home/pics/friends/bob.jpg"?
> I tried symlink() but the link created appears to hang around after it is no
> longer needed.
> By the way, this is a Linux server running Apache.
> Any ideas?
> Sterling Anderson
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