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 −

#!/usr/bin/python
# HTTP Header
print "Content-Type:application/octet-stream; name = \"FileName\"\r
"; print "Content-Disposition: attachment; filename = \"FileName\"\r

"; # Actual File Content will go here. fo = open("foo.txt", "rb") str = fo.read(); print str # Close opend file fo.close()
raja
Updated on 16-Jun-2020 12:35:07

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