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How to start dowloading from a CGI script?

How to start dowloading from a CGI script?

How to start dowloading from a CGI script?


I have a page where people have to fill in personal details before they can download some files. The idea is to keep a log file from those who downloaded the files.

As I’m not at all good with Perl I succeeded at my surprise to get most of this to work! But there is one thing I can’t figure out to do and I don’t even know where to start:

When all the personal details are filled in correctly the script needs to start the download action like <a href="something.zip"> does from an html page.

How should I write this command in Perl?

Hope somebody can help me with this,


RE: How to start dowloading from a CGI script?

Somewhere in the script, where you wish to have the script send the visitor, once they have submitting the form insert:

print "Location: http://www.somewhere.com/file.zip\n\n";;

This must be called before you print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";

RE: How to start dowloading from a CGI script?

Thanks PUMP, I'm going to try this!

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