What code do you need to add in PHP to automatically have the browser download a file to the local machine when a link is visited?
I am specifically thinking of functionality similar to that of download sites that prompt the user to save a file to disk once you click on the name of the software?
Send the following headers before outputting the file:
header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=\"" . basename($File) . "\""); header("Content-Type: application/force-download"); header("Content-Length: " . filesize($File)); header("Connection: close");
@grom: Interesting about the 'application/octet-stream' MIME type. I wasn't aware of that, have always just used 'application/force-download' :)