import_file_to_cache(url_key, filename, hexdigest=None, remove_original=False, pkgname='astropy', *, replace=True)¶
Import the on-disk file specified by filename to the cache.
url_keywill be the name used in the cache. The file should contain the contents of this URL, at least notionally (the URL may be temporarily or permanently unavailable). It is using
url_keythat users will request these contents from the cache. See
url_keyalready exists in the cache, it will be updated to point to these imported contents, and its old contents will be deleted from the cache.
The key to index the file under. This should probably be the URL where the file was located, though if you obtained it from a mirror you should use the URL of the primary location.
The file whose contents you want to import.
Whether to remove the original file (
filename) once import is complete.
The package name to use to locate the download cache. i.e. for
pkgname='astropy'the default cache location is
- replacebool, optional
Whether or not to replace an existing object in the cache, if one exists. If replacement is not requested but the object exists, silently pass.