[thelist] Simple page editor

Brooking, John John.Brooking at sappi.com
Thu Mar 17 10:24:40 CST 2005

>> "I am looking for a simple script (PHP preferred) that will 
>> change a single page on a site."
> A friend made a script like this for me-- it very simply inserts 
> the contents of a .txt file (script currently set for it to be 
> named "includeme.txt") within the page where you specify.  The 
> ... <snip> ...
> computer literate, and have to be taught how to ftp-- I usually 
> set the ftp up for them if they're local to me and set it to 
> point directly into that directory.

This is exactly what I was going to suggest. The only thing I can add is
if this is on a Windows system, you can take advantage of the built-in
command line FTP client to automate the uploading step with a script.
That way, you can get the user interface down to double-clicking the
text file to edit it, then double-clicking a command icon to upload it.

Here's an example FTP script:

   open ftp.mysite.com
   user username password
   lcd C:\local\path\to\the\file
   cd /remote/path
   put includeme.txt

Invoke this in a command file using this (if the above script is named
   ftp -n "-s:C:\The\path\to\the\script\scripname.ftp"

Of course you can get fancy with logging, archiving, and/or echoing
output to the user, if you want.

I'm sure this can be done on a Mac, too, but I have no experience with

Hope this helps.

- John

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