r4 - 30 Aug 2001 - 09:07:32 - MikeMannix?You are here: TWiki >  TWiki Web > FileAttachment

Dev Reorg Note:

The latest version of FileAttachments includes attachments under revision control. It's in the 01 Sep 2001 TWiki release.

  • Current Dev topic: AttachmentsUnderRevisionControl?

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 the 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) (uploaded 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 22 Jul 2000 - 19:37 Main.thoeny Just a sample
gifgif Smile.gif manage 0.1 K 22 Jul 2000 - 19:38 Main.thoeny Smiley face
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