hi all, i have successfully created a download script to force a user to download, however attempting to download large files causes an error saying that the file cannot be found.
my code > header("Cache-control: private"); header("Content-Type: application/force-download; name=\"$file\""); header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=\"$file \""); header("Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary"); header("Content-Length: $content_length"); $fp = fopen($file_fullpath,"r"); fpassthru($fp); fclose($fp); < my code this is a memory issue in the php.ini i.e. memory_limit = 8M then the largest file i can download is 8M is there anyway to "force" a download without having to use the system hungry fpassthru function? this is driving me nuts so any help would be greatly appreciated cheers christian ps i read the following at php.net fpassthru man page but could not make sense of it (it appears to be some kind of solution) > "fpassthru() works best for small files. In download manager scripts, it's best to determine the URL of the file to download (you may generate it locally in your session data if you need so), and then use HTTP __temporary__ redirects (302 status code, with a "Location:" header specifying the effective download URL). This saves your web server from maintaining PHP scripts running for long times during the file downloadn and instead the download will be managed directly by the web server without scripting support (consequence: less memory resources used by parallel downloads)..."