[mod_python] Mod python sys.stdin

Mike Looijmans mike.looijmans at asml.com
Fri Aug 29 08:56:31 EST 2003

Don't use publisher if you want to read the request (e.g. from a POST)
directly. Publisher will have eaten the whole request before calling your

Use a standard "handler", e.g. this (untested) one lets anyone POST a file
to the system in a cetain path, and report back how large it was and where
it was placed:

SOMEBASEPATH = '/usr/local/uploads'

def handler(req):
    req.content_type = 'text/plain'
    destfilename = SOMEBASEPATH + req.path_info
    req.write('Writing: %s\n' % destfilename)
    dstfile = open(destfilename, 'wb')
    srcfile = req
    data = srcfile.read(BUFSIZE)
    c = 0
    while data:
        c += len(data)
        data = srcfile.read(BUFSIZE)
    req.write('Wrote: %s bytes\n' % c)
    return apache.OK

-----Original Message-----
From: ktimm <ktimm at var-log.com>
To: mod_python at modpython.org <mod_python at modpython.org>
Date: Thursday, August 28, 2003 6:23 AM
Subject: [mod_python] Mod python sys.stdin

How do I get at sys.stdin with mod_python publisher. I know it's probably
something simple but I'm trying to convert an xml parser that was getting
though a cgi on sys.stdin and it keeps returning that there is no data to


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