Download to client from a cgi script?

Øystein Johansen oystein at gnubg.org
Sun Sep 21 21:28:46 CEST 2003


Hi,

(This question may be stupid, but I just can't find the answer...)

How can I make the browser downlaod a cgi script from /cgi-bin/. 
Obviously I can't make a link to it with <a=href="/cgi-bin/script.cgi>, 
since tha script will be executed then.

I see how Lutz in PP2E prints the script on the screen, but I want the 
user to get the "save file" message box?

Same thing. What about a binary file? Printing a binary file with 
getfile.cgi from PP2E is just silly. The surfer must be promped to save. 
So, what I want is a script like getfile.cgi, that downloads insted of 
prints the file.


(Maybe this is more a HTTP/HTML question than a Python question...)

Clueless,
-Øystein





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