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Renaming files using PHP

Discussion in 'PHP' started by suhas93, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. suhas93

    suhas93 New Member


    I have a file on another server (say "something.com/1122.doc")

    Can I have a renaming engine (using PHP?) So, that when visitors click on download, the file should be renamed to somethingmeaningful.doc

  2. loyo

    loyo New Member

    In your download script, you can give a new name to something.com/1122.doc, when somebody visited this script, it should copy the Original file to the target file,and then ,use the function header("location: newfilename path"); to visit the new file.
    copy("1122.doc", "newfile.doc");
    header("location: newfile.doc");
  3. suhas93

    suhas93 New Member

    thank you! thats a great idea!

    is there a script that deletes the file after download?

    ok i'm cheap :happy:
  4. loyo

    loyo New Member

    try unlink("newfile.doc"); after performing header();
    I don't know whether it can achieve you need.

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