using the FilePaths plugin

Justin Huff jjhuff at
Mon Mar 19 21:23:29 UTC 2007


10 days ago I posted a plugin (FIDQuery) that might be useful It allows 
you to query for the domain/key of a given FID. Handy for debugging.

FilePaths looks to be more about mapping a file hierarchy onto mogile keys.

If you're just wanting to get paths that actually contain the key in the 
URL, you're probably out of luck.


Matt Kent wrote:
> Hi all, I'm a new user of MogileFS. I'm using it for a senior project at 
> my university. Anyway, for my situation it would be helpful to get back 
> the original file names of the files instead of 001.fid and the like. 
> After some investigation, I found the FilePaths plugin in the MogileFS 
> source which seems to do just that. However, I can't figure out how to 
> use it. Furthermore, I can't find any documented record of anyone else 
> actually using it.
> So my question is this: has anyone ever used the FilePaths plugin, and 
> if so, what does it do and how do you use it? Here's what I tried:
> (using a ruby client from a rails app...)
> My test code looks like this:
> mg = => 'mydomain' :hosts => 
> ["x.x.x.x:6001"],
>                               :root => '/var/mogdata')
> mg.store_file 'mykey', 'myclass', afile
> assert mg.get_paths('mykey').size > 0
> Pretty simple, just store the file and assert that it got stored 
> somewhere. I got MogileFS set up so that works fine. Then I tried to add 
> this line to /etc/mogilefs/mogilefsd.conf:
> plugins FilePaths
> And then the client blows up, the list of paths it receives is nil and 
> the test fails. What else do I have to do to get the plugin working? Thanks.
> Matt

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