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How to prompt to save pdf instead of opening it in browser?

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I have pdf links on php pages, but i wanna let user download it instead of opening it directly when clicked. How?
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Question by:jtcy
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steelseth12 earned 500 total points
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You will need to use php to force download.
Instead of pointing the user to the pdf , point them to a php file with the following code
<? 
    $path = "path/to/file";
	$file = "file.pdf";
 
	header ("Cache-Control: must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0");
    header('Content-Description: File Transfer');
    header('Content-Type: application/octet-stream');
    header('Content-Length: ' . filesize($path.DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR.$file));
    header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=' . $file);
    readfile($path.DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR.$file); 
	
	?>

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by:jtcy
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I tot there is a way without using php? I heard smth like just inserting a line in the meta field...
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Not that i am aware of.
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