sending a file to browser in rails

I’ve been working all day today on a Rails app for a school project. After I finish it ( hopefully tommorow ), I’ll tell you the story behind it. Right now, I want to save this snippet 🙂

filename = "/var/www/myfile.xyz" 
response.headers['Content-Type'] = "application/force-download" 
response.headers['Content-Disposition'] = "attachment; filename=\"#{File.basename(filename)}\"" 
response.headers["X-Sendfile"] = filename
response.headers['Content-length'] = File.size(filename)
render :nothing => true

This snippet will allow you to download a given file from your browser. The snippet was taken from John Guenin’s website. Thank you John !


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