CGI return of binary file

Posted on 1997-02-28
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
I need a perl script that will return a binary file and cause the client browser to default to a file name of my choice.  Currently I am using a shell script and can't get the file to default to anything but the name of the script.  I have seen netscape call a script 'pick.cgi' and I get prompted on my browser to save the file as 'program.exe'.  That is exactly what I want.


Question by:bowendk
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chump earned 50 total points
ID: 1827633
echo location:
This will return the binary file called program.exe, the browser will prompt to save this file as program.exe


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ID: 1827634
Sorry, with perl it's:

print "Location:", "\n\n";

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