[thelist] Sending File Size headers in PHP

Anthony Baratta Anthony at Baratta.com
Fri Oct 17 21:47:22 CDT 2003

At 03:44 PM 10/17/2003, Tony Grimes wrote:
>I've got a PHP download script that sends a file to the browser, but while
>it's downloading, the browser displays something like "25K of ?". Is there a
>way of telling the browser how big the file is?

>     // Give it a name.
>     header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=file.doc");


$FileSize = filesize('/path/to/file.doc');
header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=file.doc; size=$FileSize;");

Hope that helps.
Anthony Baratta
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