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\n"; print "Content-Disposition: attachment; filename = \"FileName\"\r\n\n"; # Actual File Content will go here. fo = open("foo.txt", "rb") str = fo.read(); print str # Close opend file fo.close()