This package is abandoned and no longer maintained. The author suggests using the linkorb/filespace package instead.

Easily attach lists of files to any object in your application

dev-master 2015-05-15 07:34 UTC

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Easily manage lists of files attached to any object in your application

PLEASE READ: This package is no longer maintained, and replaced by a better implementation. Please check out FileSpace instead:

How does it work:

First, you need to instantiate a driver. The driver allows you to chose where your files will be physically stored. The simplest driver is the FileSystemDriver. You can instantiate it like this:

$driver = new LinkORB\Component\FileList\Driver\FileSystemDriver("/data/myfilelists/");

Second, you define a key for your new file-list. Here are some examples:

  • user.joe.contracts: This would store all contracts for a user called "joe"
  • project.42.scans: Here you would store all scans for a project with id "42"
  • post.99.downloads: Attach a list of downloads to a post with id "99"

... and so on. It's up to you and your app to choose these keys. They don't need to exist anywhere, or be registered. It will just work.

Now that you've chosen a key for your list, you can retrieve your filelist instance:

$filelist = $driver->getFileListByKey('user.joe.contracts');

echo "Attached files: " . $filelist->getFileCount();

Using the filelist instance, you can easily add, remove, and list files:

// Upload a local file to the filelist, and give it a name:
$filelist->upload("/tmp/myphoto.png", "avatar.png");

// List all files on the filelist:
foreach($filelist->getFiles() as $file) {
    echo "File: " . $file->getFilename() . "\n";

// Download the file back from the filelist to a local directory:
$filelist->download("/home/photo.png", "avatar.png");

// Delete the file from the filelist:


One of the benefits of using FileList vs regular files, is that you can swap storage backends.

It's quick and simple to write to files in directories directly, but as your application grows, you may want to start storing that data remotely in S3, GridFS, etc...

Using the FileList library, this becomes a simple matter of attaching a different driver. For example, you can use the objectstorage library to easily store your content in S3, GridFs, PDO etc.

Console tool

This library comes with a simple console application that uses the library. You can use it for testing and introspection.

Example console commands:

# Upload a file to a filelist
bin/console filelist:upload /home/test/avatar.png

# Download a file from a filelist
bin/console filelist:download avatar.png /home/test/output.png

# List files on a filelist
bin/console filelist:list

# Delete data from object storage
bin/console filelist:delete avatar.png

Configuration file

The console tool can be configured using a configuration file.

It will look for a file called filelist.conf in the current directory. Alternatively it will look for ~/.filelist.conf and finally for /etc/filelist.conf.

You can also specify a config file explicity by using the option --config myconfig.conf

Example config file:

This repository contains a file called filelist.conf.dist which you can use to copy to filelist.conf and add your own configuration. The comments in this file explain what options are available.


  • PSR-0 compatible, works with composer and is registered on
  • PSR-1 and PSR-2 level coding style
  • List, Upload, Download, Delete, Get and Set commands.
  • Included with command line utility for testing and introspection

Todo (Pull-requests welcome!)

  • Integrate for S3, GridFs, PDO support


Check out composer for details about installing and running composer.

Then, add linkorb/objectstorage to your project's composer.json:

    "require": {
        "linkorb/filelist": "dev-master"


Ready to build and improve on this repo? Excellent! Go ahead and fork/clone this repo and we're looking forward to your pull requests!

If you are unable to implement changes you like yourself, don't hesitate to open a new issue report so that we or others may take care of it.


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