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Revision: 20034
at November 5, 2009 02:51 by acosonic

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$file_name = $_GET['file'];
// make sure it's a file before doing anything!
        Do any processing you'd like here:
        1.  Increment a counter
        2.  Do something with the DB
        3.  Check user permissions
        4.  Anything you want!
    // required for IE
    if(ini_get('zlib.output_compression')) { ini_set('zlib.output_compression', 'Off'); }
    // get the file mime type using the file extension
        case 'pdf': $mime = 'application/pdf'; break;
        case 'zip': $mime = 'application/zip'; break;
        case 'jpeg':
        case 'jpg': $mime = 'image/jpg'; break;
        default: $mime = 'application/force-download';
    header('Pragma: public');   // required
    header('Expires: 0');       // no cache
    header('Cache-Control: must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0');
    header('Cache-Control: private',false);
    header('Content-Type: '.$mime);
    header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="'.basename($file_name).'"');
    header('Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary');
    header('Content-Length: '.filesize($file_name));    // provide file size
    readfile($file_name);       // push it out

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Initial Description
provide file via URL var, and script will grab it & force download. Take a look at code, and add some of your filetypes if required

Initial Title
PHP force file download instead opening in new tab/window

Initial Tags
php, file, download

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