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File Upload using Perl and DANCER

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One of the most common functions in a web application is File Upload. The following is a working code that can be used to this end. The prerequisites are only Perl (obviously) and the DANCER framework. Right! Here goes:
post '/upload/:file' => sub {
  my $upload_dir = "/home/fpsom/myApp/UPLOADS";
  my $filename = params->{file};
  my $uploadedFile = upload('file_input_foo');
  $uploadedFile->copy_to("$upload_dir/$filename");
  debug "My Log 1: " . params->{file};
  debug "My Log 2: " . ref($uploadedFile);
};
This should be copied in the myApp/lib/myApp.pm file (check for the corresponding file in your app)
In order to check the functionality of this code, I’ve used cURL as follows, where testUploadFile is an existing file:
curl -i -F file_input_foo=@testUploadFile http://localhost:3000/upload/testUploadFile
The output on the “development dance floor” should be as follows:
[10269]  core @0.000119> request: POST /upload/testUploadFile from 127.0.0.1 in /usr/local/share/perl/5.14.2/Dancer/Handler.pm l. 56
[10269]  core @0.000413> [hit #4]Trying to match 'POST /upload/testUploadFile' against /^\/upload\/([^\/]+)$/ (generated from '/upload/:file') in /usr/local/share/perl/5.14.2/Dancer/Route.pm l. 84
[10269]  core @0.000530> [hit #4]  --> got 1 in /usr/local/share/perl/5.14.2/Dancer/Route.pm l. 102
[10269]  core @0.000627> [hit #4]  --> named tokens are: file in /usr/local/share/perl/5.14.2/Dancer/Route.pm l. 130
[10269] debug @0.001051> [hit #4]My Log 1: testUploadFile in /home/fpsom/myApp/lib/myApp.pm l. 21
[10269] debug @0.001145> [hit #4]My Log 2: Dancer::Request::Upload in /home/fpsom/myApp/lib/myApp.pm l. 22
[10269]  core @0.001446> [hit #4]response: 200 in /usr/local/share/perl/5.14.2/Dancer/Handler.pm l. 179
And that is that! Hope it helps.