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  • Bug fixes for general core bugs in 3.7.x will end 11 May 2020 (12 months).
  • Bug fixes for security issues in 3.7.x will end 9 November 2020 (18 months) - Support has ended.
  • minimum PHP 7.1.0 Note: minimum PHP version has increased since Moodle 3.6. PHP 7.2.x and 7.3.x are supported too. PHP 7.x could have some engine limitations.
  • / -> pluginfile.php (source)
    // This file is part of Moodle -
    // Moodle is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
    // it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
    // the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
    // (at your option) any later version.
    // Moodle is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    // but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    // GNU General Public License for more details.
    // You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
    // along with Moodle.  If not, see <>.
     * This script delegates file serving to individual plugins
     * @package    core
     * @subpackage file
     * @copyright  2008 Petr Skoda (
     * @license GNU GPL v3 or later
    // Disable moodle specific debug messages and any errors in output.
    > if (!defined('NO_DEBUG_DISPLAY')) {
    define('NO_DEBUG_DISPLAY', true);
    > }
    require_once('config.php'); require_once('lib/filelib.php');
    > if (empty($relativepath)) {
    $relativepath = get_file_argument();
    > }
    $forcedownload = optional_param('forcedownload', 0, PARAM_BOOL); $preview = optional_param('preview', null, PARAM_ALPHANUM); // Offline means download the file from the repository and serve it, even if it was an external link. // The repository may have to export the file to an offline format. $offline = optional_param('offline', 0, PARAM_BOOL); $embed = optional_param('embed', 0, PARAM_BOOL); file_pluginfile($relativepath, $forcedownload, $preview, $offline, $embed);