Mount an attachment directory so when you save from your computer it will auto update confluence.

Hi,

I'm a simple end user for confluence but I have access to our server etc...As I'm looking at how attachments are stored it seems to be a file type table in a sql db linked to the binary which is decoded when you want to download that attachment. It would be very useful for me as an end user to be able to 'mount' a directory where an attachment of a given page is. That way when I make corrections to a graph, chart or image and hit save, it will automatically reflect on confluence without having to go through the "remove -> reupload -> tag" business. This is usefull when you have hundreds of images on one page.

Is there a way to do this with any of the various APIs without a lot of fuss, or is this just too tall of an order?

Jordan

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Davin Studer Community Champion Jan 16, 2014

You're in luck! It's built in. Look into the WebDav plugin for Confluence. You can interact with Confluence as if it were a file system structure. When you browse it via WebDav there will be a directory for each space you have access to and then a directory in each space for each page. Inside the page directories will be a file called {pagename}.txt that has the content for that page. Any other files in that directory are the page attachments. You can then open an attachment and edit it and it will save back to Confluence and it will still be versioned and everything.

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Configuring+a+WebDAV+client+for+Confluence

Thank you! Exactly what I was looking for

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