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I have a File field on one of my content types and I'd like a URL alias for downloading that file regardless of how many times the actual uploaded file has been updated. Any advice?

I've been looking into the Attachment Links module as it accurately describes what I want to do, but it seems it isn't actively being maintained. Is there a community best practice for this type of functionality before I run with Attachment Links?

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    If the module solves your problem I wouldn't be concerned that it hasn't had a commit in some time as it has a 7.x stable release. Jul 10, 2014 at 16:40

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Well attachment links module does exactly what you want, this module is still being maintained, the fact is that there is not a new stable release for this module, but the manteiners are solving issues in the issues queue, and they commit changes to the 7.x-1.x-dev download that version and you will see it works like a charm. Check also Upload replace module is good also use the 7.x-1.x-dev version of this module. Both modules are for the same purpose but they do it in a different way.

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If you install/enable the File Entity module, it integrates with Pathauto. If you set a pattern like file/[file:fid], then you should have a permanent URL.

Just keep in mind that File Entity can introduce some subtle changes with how files are handled, particularly with field formatters.

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  • Hey MPD, this is a great suggestion! we will investigate.
    – Adam
    Jul 11, 2014 at 16:13

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