i needed to write a .bat script for windows to upload a log file. quick and nasty hack.. on the sending end:
curl -F "file=@%temp%\someFileName.log;filename=nameToBePresented.log" https://myserver/in.php where in.php is: $fName = "up/".date("Ymd_His")."_".uniqid(); $cnt = 0; foreach($_FILES as $k=>$f) file_put_contents($fName.'_'.str_replace(['.','\\'],'',$f['name']).".".($cnt++).".body",file_get_contents($f['tmp_name']) ); echo 'ok';
looks straightforward, worked when i tested; but failed to upload in the production setup.
on the http server/PHP i was getting:
[Thu Feb 02 12:46:09.430384 2017] [:error] [pid 13273] [client 22.214.171.124:21549] PHP Warning: file_get_contents(): Filename cannot be empty in /var/www/in.php on line 4 [Thu Feb 02 12:46:09.432869 2017] [core:info] [pid 13273] [client 126.96.36.199:21549] AH00564: Request header field is missing ':' separator: } [Thu Feb 02 12:46:09.432875 2017] [core:info] [pid 13273] [client 188.8.131.52:21549] AH00567: request failed: error reading the headers
turned out that the log file was growing. curl at the beginning was sending header containing: Content-Length: 1234577 yet later the file was overgrowing that size.
instead of uploading the log file i've added one line to take a snapshot of it:
copy %temp%\someFileName.log %temp%\someFileName.log.snap curl -F "file=@%temp%\someFileName.log.snap;filename=nameToBePresented.log" https://myserver/in.php
now it works!