Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Downloading files in Ruby on Rails

In rails there is default method avaialable to donwload the files by users. i.e send_file. So below code will provide the user to download the file 'home/railsway/downloads/huge.zip' if (s)he logged in.

before_filter :login_required
def download
send_file '/home/railsway/downloads/huge.zip', :type=>"application/zip"
end

Apache server needs one extra header called XSend file to download the file. so Use below in case of that.

before_filter :login_required
def download
send_file '/home/railsway/downloads/huge.zip', :type=>"application/zip", :x_sendfile=>true
end

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