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File attachments

Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:55 pm

I just tried to attach a .txt. file to a reply and it was rejected. What is the best way to include text file data in a reply?.....RDK

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Re: File attachments

Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:05 pm

Stick it on google docs or github.io or pastebin.com, stick a link on here.
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Re: File attachments

Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:28 pm

Dougie...Thanks, but somehow that is not the same a adding an attachment. But it works....RDK

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Re: File attachments

Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:30 pm

RDK wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:28 pm
Douggie...Thanks, but somehow that is not the same a adding an attachment. But it works....RDK
File types and size are limited, so for a lot of file types it's the only way.
Exactly what is (not) allowed depends on board settings.

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Re: File attachments

Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:35 pm

Zip the file and attach that. Zip files are allowed.

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Re: File attachments

Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:35 pm

RDK wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:28 pm
Dougie...Thanks, but somehow that is not the same a adding an attachment. But it works....RDK
It's not the same, it's only about a 1,000,000 times better.

There's even a pastebin program you can install on Raspbian to automatically create them.

I won't unzip a zip file on here, because there's no antivirus scrutiny of attachments.
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Re: File attachments

Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:13 pm

RDK wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:55 pm
I just tried to attach a .txt. file to a reply and it was rejected. What is the best way to include text file data in a reply?.....RDK
If it's not too large you could include it in-line wrapped in [ code ] ... [ /code ] tags which will preserve its spacing.

If it is too large it might be worth asking yourself if it needs to be that large, if you need to post the full file.

The level of support provided for attachments is usually a debated issue on every forum; attachments take up server space but forcing them to be hosted elsewhere means they are prone to disappearing and being lost over time.

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