# Overview

## Description

Django file streaming application to provide download links without showing the real path to the served file. The links can be set to expire by date or by clicks. It is also possible to use it for counting clicks on a download link.

Notes

• Tested with Django 1.2 / 1.3 / 1.4
• Example project is included (configured for Django 1.4)

## Features

• Link expires by clicks (optional)
• Link expires by time (optional)
• Is usable for counting clicks

## Installation

Dependences

• This app
• Django itself, its redirects from django.contrib and its locale middleware.

Installation

Installation with pip (recommended)

Pip will download and install the package and take care of all the dependences. If you havn't pip on your system then install setuptools first after that run "easy_install pip". After that you can use pip in your terminal window.

• Use the stable release (recommended):

pip install django-dynamic-link

• Or the development version:

pip install -e hg+https://bitbucket.org/catapela/django-dynamic-link/#egg=django-dynamic-link

• With pip you can also uninstall:

pip uninstall django-dynamic-link


other Installation methodes

• Either copy the sources in your project root

3. Make sure all package dependences are fulfilled.
• Or use setup.py

2. Open a terminal and change to the folder which contains the setup.py and type
python setup.py install


Go to console and type:

python


... then type:

>>> import dynamicLink
>>> exit()


## Setup

• Make sure that:

1. 'django.middleware.locale.LocaleMiddleware', is in your MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES.
3. 'django.contrib.auth.context_processors.auth', (also for admin) is in TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS.
4. 'django.core.context_processors.request', is in TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS.

• Finally run:

python manage.py syncdb
python manage.py runserver


Make it custom

Use the global settings.py in your projects root to overwrite the applications presettings with the following variables.

• Default: settings.MEDIA_ROOT
• A path to a directory. From this point you can walk down the subdirectories to choose your files to serve.

## Usage

Open the admin interface and go to "Dynamiclink" section. The rest should be self-explanatory.

Hints

• Zero value for link age means never expires.
• Zero value for clicks means unlimited clicks.
• If a link never expires you can use it for click counting.
• Trough the action menu you can serve a site with several links.
• The filename from the created links are only for human readability. You can delete or change these filenames in any way you want.

## Example project

djang-dynamic-links ships with an example proect.

1. First you need the example project folder which is shipped within the package. See the "other Installation methodes" section above to find out where to download it.
2. After you got the desired package install it (see install section).
3. Next you have to extract the example folder within the package to any location you want.
4. Open a terminal and change directory into the previous extracted example folder
cd /path/to/example

1. After that run
python manage.py syncdb
python manage.py runserver

1. Finaly open a Browser and go to: http://127.0.0.1:8000/