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application that allows to download a file

 
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Hi all
I am developing one application that allows me to download a file. i.e. I have one file one my server. I want to provide one link. If a user clicks on that link then he should be able to download the file.
Please help me
 
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Not really an ORM question. I'll move this somewhere more appropriate.
 
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I am developing one application that allows me to download a file. i.e. I have one file one my server. I want to provide one link. If a user clicks on that link then he should be able to download the file.


What type of application are your developing? The only thing that I can infer from your question is that it is a web-based application. What technologies/frameworks are you using?
 
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There is a sample application in our codebarn that shows how to stream files to a browser from a servlet.

It uses getResourceAsStream which depends on the file being inside the webapp's directory structure.
If your files reside outside the directory structure, you'll want to use a FileReader to read the file instead.

Also look at the Content-Disposition HTTP header. In the example the header uses the "inline" attribute. If you want the user to be presented with a "Save As" dialog box you'll want to change that to "attachment"

In any case, that code should give you a good jump start on writing this yourself.

http://faq.javaranch.com/java/CodeBarnSimpleStream
 
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