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Sending file from CGI Perl script ... again



Jun 27, 2000, 11:53 AM

Post #1 of 2 (1311 views)
Sending file from CGI Perl script ... again Can't Post

Hi all,

I have a Perl CGI script using the following code (thanks to Kanji) that sends a file to the users browser ...
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if ( open FILE, "/path/to/some.gif" ) { print "Content-Type: application/octet-stream\n\n", <FILE>; close FILE;} else { print "Content-Type: text/plain\n\n", "Couldn't open some.gif because: $!\n";}
...however, when the user is prompted to download the file, the name of the file always defaults to the name of the Perl script sending the file.

Is there any way around this so that the name of the file is always the name of the file being downloaded?

Best regards

Rod Wilson


Jun 27, 2000, 9:13 PM

Post #2 of 2 (1311 views)
Re: Sending file from CGI Perl script ... again [In reply to] Can't Post

Give the script the same name as the file it sends, or -- if you choose which file to send via arguments -- use path info (/cgi-bin/script/a.gif) vs query string (/cgi-bin/script?a.gif).


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