r16 - 16 Jan 2007 - 04:11:56 - TWikiContributorYou are here: TWiki >  TWiki Web > FileAttachment

Each topic can have files attached to it. This is similar to an e-mail attachment. Just use your browser to upload or download a file.

  • To upload: Click on the Attach link at the bottom of each page. A form is shown where you can browse for a file and upload it. The uploaded file will show up in the FileAttachment table.
  • To download: Click on the file in FileAttachment table.

FileAttachment table

Is a table that looks like this:

FileAttachment: Action: Size: Date: Who: Comment:
(attached file) (view, update, add) (file size) (upload date) (uploded by) (file comment)

Action is:

  • view: View file. This is the same as clicking on the filename.
  • update: Update file that is already attached.
  • add: Add a new attachment.


  • Once a file is attached it can be referenced in the topic by %ATTACHURL%/{filename} . Example:
  • GIF and JPG images can be attached and shown in the text like this:
    • Attach file: Smile.gif
    • Edit topic and write text: %ATTACHURL%/Smile.gif
    • Text is shown as: Smile.gif , i.e. it shows up as an image.
  • It is not possible to delete attached files with the current TWiki implementation. Contact dallago@cs'NOSPAM'.unibo.it if you need to delete files.
Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
txttxt Sample.txt manage 0.1 K 26 Mar 1999 - 04:05 PeterThoeny? Just a sample
gifgif Smile.gif manage 0.1 K 26 Mar 1999 - 04:05 PeterThoeny? Smiley face
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