"codeigniter force download files" Answer’s


I've had similar problems. I think the problem resides in certain mime's and headers sent to the browser(s). I've end up using the code I found here http://taggedzi.com/articles/display/forcing-downloads-through-codeigniter. Use the function below instead of force_download. It has worked for me so far.

    function _push_file($path, $name)
      // make sure it's a file before doing anything!
        // required for IE
        if(ini_get('zlib.output_compression')) { ini_set('zlib.output_compression', 'Off'); }

        // get the file mime type using the file extension

        $mime = get_mime_by_extension($path);

        // Build the headers to push out the file properly.
        header('Pragma: public');     // required
        header('Expires: 0');         // no cache
        header('Cache-Control: must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0');
        header('Last-Modified: '.gmdate ('D, d M Y H:i:s', filemtime ($path)).' GMT');
        header('Cache-Control: private',false);
        header('Content-Type: '.$mime);  // Add the mime type from Code igniter.
        header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="'.basename($name).'"');  // Add the file name
        header('Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary');
        header('Content-Length: '.filesize($path)); // provide file size
        header('Connection: close');
        readfile($path); // push it out

Hope it helps.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 11 Months ago
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