Is it possible to let your user download a file with a different name?
For example, there is a file called “4324ffsd34.jpg”. I want people to download it via download.php, with a different name (like “filetodownload.jpg”), without renaming the original file.
Sure, use a Content-disposition header
header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="filetodownload.jpg"');
if you wish to provide a default filename, but not automatic download, this seems to work.
Sure you can, just try something like this:
$original_filename = '4324ffsd34.jpg'; $new_filename = 'my_new_filename_is_detailled.jpg'; // headers to send your file header("Content-Type: application/jpeg"); header("Content-Length: " . filesize($original_filename)); header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="' . $new_filename . '"'); // upload the file to the user and quit readfile($original_filename); exit;
Hope it helps!
There is also another way if you are using html5
<a href="link/to/my/file/with/a/name/i/dont/like.jpg" download="MyFile.jpg">Download</a>
Nothing wrong with the above but I had to add:
otherwise I can not open the download jpg/png file
<a href="4324ffsd34.jpg" download="filetodownload">Download</a>