How to raise a "File Download" Dialog Box in Python CGI Programming?

PythonServer Side ProgrammingProgrammingCGI

Sometimes, it is desired that you want to give option where a user can click a link and it will pop up a "File Download" dialogue box to the user instead of displaying actual content. This is very easy and can be achieved through HTTP header. 

For example, if you want make a FileName file downloadable from a given link, then its syntax is as follows −

# HTTP Header
print "Content-Type:application/octet-stream; name = \"FileName\"\r\n";
print "Content-Disposition: attachment; filename = \"FileName\"\r\n\n";
# Actual File Content will go here.
fo = open("foo.txt", "rb")
str =;
print str
# Close opend file
Published on 31-Jan-2018 14:34:34