daviestar daviestar - 7 days ago 6
PHP Question

How to get file path using Storage facade in laravel 5?

I've been experimenting using the new Flysystem integration with Laravel 5. I am storing 'localised' paths to the DB, and getting the Storage facade to complete the path. For example I store

screenshots/1.jpg
and using

Storage::disk('local')->get('screenshots/1.jpg')


or

Storage::disk('s3')->get('screenshots/1.jpg')


I can retrieve the same file on different disks.

get
retrieves the file contents, but I am hoping to use it in my views like this:

<img src="{{ Storage::path('screenshots/1.jpg') }}" />


but path, or anything able to retrieve the full path is not available (as far as I can see). So how can I return the full path? Or, I'm wondering if this is by design? If so, why am I not supposed to be able to get the full path? Or, am I going about this completely the wrong way?

Answer

Edit: Solution for L5.2+

There's a better and more straightforward solution.

Use Storage::url($filename) to get the full path/URL of a given file. Note that you need to set S3 as your storage filesystem in config/filesystems.php: 'default' => 's3'

Of course, you can also do Storage::disk('s3')->url($filename) in the same way.

As you can see in config/filesystems.php there's also a parameter 'cloud' => 's3' defined, that refers to the Cloud filesystem. In case you want to mantain the storage folder in the local server but retrieve/store some files in the cloud use Storage::cloud(), which also has the same filesystem methods, i.e. Storage::cloud()->url($filename).

The Laravel documentation doesn't mention this method, but if you want to know more about it you can check its source code here.

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