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use CGI;

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

print $query->header(-type=>'application/octet-stream', -attachment=>'foo.doc');
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Re: Answer: How do i return a file with CGI and suggest a file name to 'save as'
by cLive ;-) (Prior) on Jul 21, 2001 at 01:45 UTC
    PS - this doesn't work with all browsers. So, if you can, append your script URL as follows when you call it (this seems to sort out most situations):
    http://my.domain/url/of_script.cgi/suggested_filename
    where 'suggested_filename' is the name you want the file saved as.