Also in the PHP manual Hayley Watson posted: If you wish to force a file to be downloaded and saved, instead of being rendered, remember that there is no such MIME type as "application/force-download". The correct type to use in this situation is "application/octet-stream", and using anything else is. Jul 8, I've seen a number of methods to force file downloads using the PHP header() function which, essentially, sends a raw HTTP header to the browser. As a developer, being able to force the download of any type of file is extremely useful. header("Content-Disposition: attachment. You can use the optional second parameter and set it to TRUE, if you want to search for the file in the include_path, too. context. A context stream readfile() will not present any memory issues, even when sending large files, on its own. .. But there are some headers, which PHP itself outputs automatically, disturbing this.
file per class definition. One of the biggest annoyances is having to write a long list of needed includes at the beginning of each script (one for each class). In PHP 5, this is no longer necessary. The spl_autoload_register() function registers any number of autoloaders, enabling for classes and interfaces to be automatically. See Also. For related functions, see also the Directory and Program Execution sections. For a list and explanation of the various URL wrappers that can be used as remote files, see also Supported Protocols and Wrappers. If the file does not exist, it is created. If it exists, it is neither truncated (as opposed to 'w'), nor the call to this function fails (as is the case with 'x'). The file pointer is positioned on the beginning of the file. This may be useful if it's desired to get an advisory lock (see flock()) before attempting to modify the file, as using 'w' could.
Mar 15, If it is an HTML file or a PDF, you can't just post a link to that document because ( as we have just covered) a web browser opens those documents automatically and displays them inline. To make these files download to a person's computer, you instead need to do some trickery using PHP. PHP allows you. May 11, It is possible with PHP to automatically append or prepend a file to a script using the auto_append_file and auto_prepend_file configuration options. These options can be set in the PHP config, virtualhost settings or in ss file. This post shows how to set these and how to override a setting so no file. Jul 10, As we can see, a PHP script (, in this case) will handle the data submitted with the form above. Information about uploaded files appears in a array called $_FILES that's automatically created by PHP. As you'd expect, an entry in this array called $_FILES['upload'] (from the name attribute of the.