If the word document you are trying to download is already on the server, you could probably just make a link to the file
<a href="http://host.com/document.doc"> When the user clicks on it, they either view the document if they have the MS Word plugin, or they are asked to download it. I'm not sure that using php is warranted. Robbert van Andel -----Original Message----- From: Michelle [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 7:57 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [PHP] Download File I would like to download a word-document from another site and save it to my harddrive. How would I go about doing this? I tried: <?php $filename = "http://host.com/document.doc; $fd = fopen ($filename, "rb"); $string = fread ($fd, filesize ($filename)); <----ERROR fclose ($fd); $fname = "my_saved_doc.doc"; $fp = fopen ($fname, "wb"); ?> ERROR: Warning: stat failed for http://host.com/document.doc (errno=2 - No such file or directory) in d:\inetpub\wwwroot\dl-doc.php on line 8 I believe this has something to do with the access rights to the folders or something... -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php "The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from all computers."