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How do i return a file with CGI and suggest a file name to 'save as'

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Contributed by cLive ;-) on Jul 20, 2001 at 22:31 UTC
Q&A  > CGI programming


Answer: How do i return a file with CGI and suggest a file name to 'save as'
contributed by cLive ;-)

use CGI;

when printing the file to the browser, use the following header:

print $query->header(-type=>'application/octet-stream', -attachment=>'foo.doc');
Answer: How do i return a file with CGI and suggest a file name to 'save as'
contributed by Guildenstern

Use the Content-Disposition header and specifiy the filename from within there. See BBQ's take on this here.

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