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Chapter 39. System Integration > Server File Management

Server File Management

ColdFusion provides comprehensive server-side file and directory management through a series of tags: <cffile>, <cfcontent>, and <cfdirectory>. <cffile> is responsible for creating and manipulating files; <cfcontent> is used primarily for delivering files of different MIME types from the server to users; and <cfdirectory> handles directory listings and management. Together they provide a set of tools with which you can build complex file-management applications that can be operated from a Web browser.

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As a server-side technology, ColdFusion does not allow the manipulation of files residing on the client's machine. Client-side file manipulation through a Web browser is heavily restricted, for obvious security reasons. For a user on a standard Web browser, the developer can do little more than ask for the file she would like to upload. Client-side file manipulation can be done only through client-side Java applets, ActiveX controls, or similar embedded executables within the Web browser itself. The user must authorize these programs to have additional privileges on his machine.



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