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Yes, this would take a lot of memory if you read in a large file to a string first.
To force download of a large file, just print the file as you read it in like this:

if(-e $file) { if(open(SESAME, "< $file")) { print "Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=$file\n"; print "Content-Type: application/octet-stream\n"; print "Content-Length: " . (-s $file) . "\n\n"; while(<SESAME>) { print $_; } close(SESAME); } else { print "Content-Type: text/html\n\nError: Could not read from f +ile\n"; } } else { print "Content-Type: text/html\n\nError: invalid filename\n"; }

In reply to Re^4: Downloading things from a database by upallnight
in thread Downloading things from a database by Anonymous Monk

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