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how to hide the url of a file for download

I'd like to let user download a file but I'd like to hide the url of the
file.
I'd like to write something like that:

<a href="download_ file.php?id=112 3">download file</a>

download_file.p hp get the file and give it to user.
BUT...
.... how can I write download_file.p hp?
thank you in advance for your help,
Andrea.
Jul 17 '05 #1
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*** _andrea.l wrote/escribió (Fri, 01 Jul 2005 07:59:43 GMT):
I'd like to let user download a file but I'd like to hide the url of the
file.
Downloading a file from a hidden URL is like calling someone whose phone
number is unknown...

... how can I write download_file.p hp?


Given that what you really want to know is how to write a download script,
I've found this example in the manual page for header():
<?php
// We'll be outputting a PDF
header('Content-type: application/pdf');

// It will be called downloaded.pdf
header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="downl oaded.pdf"');

// The PDF source is in original.pdf
readfile('origi nal.pdf');
?>
It shouldn't be difficult to write a generalization.

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Jul 17 '05 #2
On 2005-07-01, _andrea.l <an************ ******@libero.i t> wrote:
I'd like to let user download a file but I'd like to hide the url of the
file.
I'd like to write something like that:

<a href="download_ file.php?id=112 3">download file</a>

download_file.p hp get the file and give it to user.
BUT...
... how can I write download_file.p hp?
thank you in advance for your help,


You could start a session on the previous page, and store $file in
there...

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Met vriendelijke groeten,
Tim Van Wassenhove <http://timvw.madoka.be >
Jul 17 '05 #3
_andrea.l wrote:
I'd like to let user download a file but I'd like to hide the url of the
file.


Are you positive all your visitors are up for a game of hide
and seek, _andrea.1?

--
Jock
Jul 17 '05 #4
restrict the download to a "logged in" user?

Jul 17 '05 #5
download.php ...

<?
set_time_limit( 600); // 600 secs (10 mins) maximum transfer

$fname = $_GET["fname"];

switch(trim(str tolower($fname) ))
{
case 'myfile1':
$file = 'private/file1.zip'; break;
case 'myfile2':
$file = 'private/file2.zip'; break;
default:
Location("downl oadinvalid.php" ); exit;
}

header ("Pragma: no-cache"); // HTTP/1.0
header('Content-Description: File Transfer\n');
header("Content-type: application/octect-stream\n");
header('Content-Length: ' . filesize($file) . "\n");
header('Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary\n');
header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=' . basename($file) .
"\n\n");
readfile($file) ;
?>
usage:
download.php?fn ame=myfile1

Jul 17 '05 #6

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