How to stream a file as attachment in PHP

Sometimes we need to download files as attachment in PHP. This code can ideally be called on a hyperlink.

$filename = “myImage.jpg”;

if(file_exists($filename)) {

header(“Content-disposition: attachment; filename={$filename}”);

//Tell the filename to the browser

header(‘Content-type: application/octet-stream’);

//Stream as a binary file! So it would force browser to download


//Read and stream the file


echo “Sorry, the file does not exist!”;


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