Content

GET /browse/content/[(algo_hash):](hash)/

HTML view that displays a content identified by its hash value.

If the content to display is textual, it will be highlighted client-side if possible using highlightjs. In order for that operation to be performed, a programming language must first be associated to the content. The following procedure is used in order to find the language:

  1. First try to find a language from the content filename (provided as query parameter when navigating from a directory view).
  2. If no language has been found from the filename, try to find one from the content mime type. The mime type is retrieved from the content metadata stored in the archive or is computed server-side using Python magic module.

It is also possible to highlight specific lines of a textual content (not in terms of syntax highlighting but to emphasize some relevant content part) by either:

  • clicking on line numbers (holding shift to highlight a lines range)
  • using an url fragment in the form ‘#Ln’ or ‘#Lm-Ln’

When that view is called in the context of a navigation coming from a directory view, a breadcrumb will be displayed on top of the rendered content in order to easily navigate up to the associated root directory. In that case, the path query parameter will be used and filled with the path of the file relative to the root directory.

Parameters:
  • algo_hash (string) – optional parameter to indicate the algorithm used to compute the content checksum (can be either sha1, sha1_git, sha256 or blake2s256, default to sha1)
  • hash (string) – hexadecimal representation for the checksum from which to retrieve the associated content in the archive
Query Parameters:
 
  • path (string) – describe the path of the content relative to a root directory (used to add context aware navigation links when navigating from a directory view)
Status Codes:

Examples:

https://archive.softwareheritage.org/browse/content/sha1_git:f5d0b39a0cdddb91a31a537052b7d8d31a4aa79f/
https://archive.softwareheritage.org/browse/content/sha1_git:f5d0b39a0cdddb91a31a537052b7d8d31a4aa79f/#L23-L41
https://archive.softwareheritage.org/browse/content/blake2s256:1cc1e3124957c9be8a454c58e92eb925cf4aa9823984bd01451c5b7e0fee99d1/
https://archive.softwareheritage.org/browse/content/sha1:1cb1447c1c7ddc1b03eac88398e40bd914d46b62/
https://archive.softwareheritage.org/browse/content/sha256:8ceb4b9ee5adedde47b31e975c1d90c73ad27b6b165a1dcd80c7c545eb65b903/
GET /browse/content/[(algo_hash):](hash)/raw/

HTML view that produces a raw display of a content identified by its hash value.

The behaviour of that view depends on the mime type of the requested content. If the mime type is from the text family, the view will return a response whose content type is ‘text/plain’ that will be rendered by the browser. Otherwise, the view will return a response whose content type is ‘application/octet-stream’ and the browser will then offer to download the file.

In the context of a navigation coming from a directory view, the filename query parameter will be used in order to provide the real name of the file when one wants to save it locally.

Parameters:
  • algo_hash (string) – optional parameter to indicate the algorithm used to compute the content checksum (can be either sha1, sha1_git, sha256 or blake2s256, default to sha1)
  • hash (string) – hexadecimal representation for the checksum from which to retrieve the associated content in the archive
Query Parameters:
 
  • filename (string) – indicate the name of the file holding the requested content (used when one wants to save the content to a local file)
Status Codes:

Examples:

https://archive.softwareheritage.org/browse/content/sha1_git:f5d0b39a0cdddb91a31a537052b7d8d31a4aa79f/raw/?filename=LICENSE
https://archive.softwareheritage.org/browse/content/blake2s256:1cc1e3124957c9be8a454c58e92eb925cf4aa9823984bd01451c5b7e0fee99d1/raw/?filename=MAINTAINERS
https://archive.softwareheritage.org/browse/content/sha1:1cb1447c1c7ddc1b03eac88398e40bd914d46b62/raw/
https://archive.softwareheritage.org/browse/content/sha256:8ceb4b9ee5adedde47b31e975c1d90c73ad27b6b165a1dcd80c7c545eb65b903/raw/?filename=COPYING