"importfile" is the command line tool that, when run, opens a pop-up window prompting the user to browse and select file(s) from their computer to be uploaded. If a filename is provided for the imported file the pop-up window can alternatively be used to paste text from the user clipboard. This is most useful in workspace tools which do not allow text to be directly pasted to terminals or other applications.
You can use this command to transfer one or more files from your desktop to your tool session via a web browser. This command causes a web page to pop up prompting you for various files on your desktop. Choose one or more files and submit the form. The selected files will be uploaded to your tool session and saved with the file names specified on the command line. You must have popups enabled for this to work properly.
This script should be implemented as a background process in a non-rappture tool. Typically a pipe is used to run this script off the main process of the tool. The piped process should be monitored by the tool code for a response upon completion of the user's file upload. The script will continue to wait for a file to be uploaded indefinitely. Please code appropriately for this.
USAGE: /usr/bin/importfile [-f|--for text] [-l|--label text] file file ... options: -h or --help Prints this help message. -f or --for <text> Short explanation of what the data will be used for; for example, "for CNTBands 2.0". If given, this text is inserted into the upload form to help explain what it will be used for. -l or --label <text> Prompt for subsequent file arguments using this label string. The default label just uses the file name. -m or --mode acsii|binary|auto In "binary" mode, files are transferred exactly as-is. In "ascii" mode, control-M characters are removed, which helps when loading Windows files into the Linux environment. The default is "auto", which removes control-M from text files but leaves binary files intact. -p or --provenance Print more verbose results showing the provenance information for all files uploaded. Instead of a series of space-separated file names, this produces one line for each file showing the final file name and where it came from, which is either the file name on the user's desktop or @CLIPBOARD meaning that the user pasted information into the text entry area. For example: foo.tgz <= gui15.tar.gz bar.txt <= @CLIPBOARD -- Remaining arguments are treated as file names, even if they start with a -. file Uploaded file will be saved in this file name within your tool session. If file is @@ then the file is given the same name it had before it was uploaded. If no file arguments are included, the default is "@@", meaning upload a single file and use the name it had on the desktop. You can use this command to transfer one or more files from your desktop to your tool session via a web browser. This command causes a web page to pop up prompting you for various files on your desktop. Choose one or more files and submit the form. The files will be uploaded to your tool session and saved in the file names specified on the command line. This command returns a list of names for files actually uploaded.