Asked  7 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   27 times

I want to serve an existing file to the browser in PHP. I've seen examples about image/jpeg but that function seems to save a file to disk and you have to create a right sized image object first (or I just don't understand it :))

In I do it by reading the file in a byte array and then call context.Response.BinaryWrite(bytearray), so I'm looking for something similar in PHP.




There is fpassthru() that should do exactly what you need. See the manual entry to read about the following example:


// open the file in a binary mode
$name = './img/ok.png';
$fp = fopen($name, 'rb');

// send the right headers
header("Content-Type: image/png");
header("Content-Length: " . filesize($name));

// dump the picture and stop the script


See here for all of PHP's filesystem functions.

If it's a binary file you want to offer for download, you probably also want to send the right headers so the "Save as.." dialog pops up. See the 1st answer to this question for a good example on what headers to send.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

Ok, I figured it out.

The script above DOES work.

What was happening is I had a series of include_once files, and one of them had a blank line causing the issue.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

You should point to your vendor/autoload.php at Settings | PHP | PHPUnit when using PHPUnit via Composer.

This blog post has all the details (with pictures) to successfully configure IDE for such scenario:

Related usability ticket:

P.S. The WI-18388 ticket is already fixed in v8.0

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

On Mac OS X environment variables available in Terminal and for the normal applications can be different, check the related question for the solution how to make them similar.

Note that this solution will not work on Mountain Lion (10.8).

Saturday, May 29, 2021
answered 5 Months ago
  1. Select such file(s)/folder(s) in Project View panel
  2. "Help | Find Action" (Ctrl + Shift + A), activate check box for better results
  3. Search for "run file w" (without quotes, obviously) and choose Run File Watchers entry


  1. "Settings | Keymap"
  2. Find that Run File Watchers action (under "Plugins | File Watchers" branch)
  3. Assign some custom shortcut
  4. Select desired file(s)/folder(s) in Project View panel
  5. Use that shortcut from step 3


  1. "Settings | Menus and Toolbars"
  2. "Project View Popup Menu" branch
  3. Find desired location and click on "Add After..." button
  4. Locate Run File Watchers action (it's under "Plugins | File Watcher" branch) and click on "OK" button
  5. The action is now accessible via content menu in Project View panel and can be used on desired files and folders.
Sunday, June 13, 2021
answered 5 Months ago
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