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Old 08-23-2002, 09:33 AM   #1
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PHP/CGI help

How do I access a file using local file paths instead of the URL
path from a PHP script? I'm trying to allow only trusted (logged on)
users to access certain restricted files so the files must not be
directly accessible from a URL.

eg. I have the following directory layout...


public_html is mapped by the web server to my ~$USER

How can a script from inside public_html access the private_files
Old 08-23-2002, 09:45 AM   #2
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You can use fopen, readfile, ....

Look here for working with local files:
Old 08-23-2002, 03:12 PM   #3
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why don't u write a script asking for authorization, then u include "authorization.php"; in the private files. so nothing else will be displayed to visitors not logged in.
if u're working with apache there might be a chance of excluding unknown vistors using the .htaccess file. see apache manual for that.


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