How to install gpds
- Download and install ActivePython
- Open Command Prompt
pypm install gpds
Simple GET-PUT-DELETE service (GPDS) to (temporary) store your files as an alternative to NFS shared folders.
It uses Gunicorn WSGI server as base and pass through all it's options. So you can simply start it using next command gpds WORKING-DIRECTORY, where working directory is path to store and read files (by default, it'll be started on 8000 port).
This server can process only three request types, so try them with curl from your console:
curl -i -X PUT -T somefile.jpg http://localhost:8000/ HTTP/1.1 201 Created Server: gpds/0.3.1 Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:06:27 GMT Connection: close Location: /55/1c/551ced9e9d54658155ae8b4197afd32087a1c551.jpg Content-Length: 0
So, what can we see here. GPDS created new file on yours file system (201 Created HTTP response) and this file is accessible on next address http://localhost:8000/55/1c/551ced9e9d54658155ae8b4197afd32087a1c551.jpg. This big string 551...551 is SHA1 hash from uploaded file content. So we can do next trick:
curl -i -X PUT -T somefile.txt http://localhost:8000/ HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: gpds/0.3.1 Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:17:12 GMT Connection: close Location: /55/1c/551ced9e9d54658155ae8b4197afd32087a1c551.jpg Content-Length: 0
As you can see, Location is the same as in previous request. GPDS won't rewrite uploaded file.
OK, let's try to access this file:
curl -i http://localhost:8000/55/1c/551ced9e9d54658155ae8b4197afd32087a1c551.jpg HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: gpds/0.3.1 Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:38:26 GMT Connection: close Content-Length: 56737 Content-Type: image/jpeg ...file content...
Cool, our service sent our image for us properly. Now we'll delete this file and try to access it one more time:
curl -i -X DELETE http://localhost:8000/55/1c/551ced9e9d54658155ae8b4197afd32087a1c551.jpg HTTP/1.1 204 No Content Server: gpds/0.3.1 Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:40:49 GMT Connection: close Content-Length: 0 curl -i http://localhost:8001/55/1c/551ced9e9d54658155ae8b4197afd32087a1c551.jpg HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found Server: gpds/0.3.1 Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:41:09 GMT Connection: close Content-Length: 0
As you can see GPDS successfully erased your file from disk and next time sent not found response for you.
Ok, now we'll try to do previous work with Python:
As you can see, we used requests library, best way to do HTTP request in Python.