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CGI return of binary file

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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.

Thanks.

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Use
echo location: ftp://ftp.site.com/program.exe
echo
echo
This will return the binary file called program.exe, the browser will prompt to save this file as program.exe

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Sorry, with perl it's:

print "Location: ftp://ftp.site.com/program.exe", "\n\n";
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