How to download a file in laravel?

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by mac , in category: PHP Frameworks , 11 days ago

How to download a file in laravel?

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by jasen_gottlieb , 10 days ago

@mac 

To download a file in Laravel, you can use the response()->download() method to create a response that forces the user's browser to download the file.


Here is a simple example of how to download a file in Laravel:

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public function downloadFile()
{
    $filePath = public_path('files/yourfile.pdf');
    
    return response()->download($filePath);
}


In the code above, we are using the response()->download() method to force the browser to download the file located at public/files/yourfile.pdf. Make sure to replace yourfile.pdf with the name of the file you want to download.


You can also add a custom file name for the downloaded file by passing a second argument to the download() method:

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public function downloadFile()
{
    $filePath = public_path('files/yourfile.pdf');
    
    return response()->download($filePath, 'custom_filename.pdf');
}


This will force the browser to download the file with the name custom_filename.pdf.


Make sure to properly handle file paths and permissions when working with file downloads in Laravel.