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Let's say I have a Drupal website and I want there a function that would work like this: Paste an URL to a .doc file, so on submit Drupal downloads that file, uploads to its local server and generates a link to download from the website.

I was wondering if this needs custom coding or can this be achieve with a module?

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Can be achieved with Filefield Sources module.

FileField Sources is an extension to the FileField module. The FileField module lets you upload files from your computer through a CCK field. The FileField Sources module expands on this ability by allowing you to select new or existing files through additional means, including:

  • Re-use files by an auto-complete textfield
  • Attach server-side files uploaded via FTP
  • Transfer files from a remote server (cURL required)
  • Paste a file directly from the clipboard (Drupal 7 only)
  • Select existing files through the IMCE file browser
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  • If you put emphasis inside a quote, where it wasn't any in the original text, it's considered a nice and honest to note something like "emphasis mine" just after that quote. – Mołot Dec 10 '13 at 9:52
  • Well I'm not that nice and I guess you lot will just have to live with my unnice and inconsiderately bolded text ;) – Beebee Dec 10 '13 at 9:53

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