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Old March 29th, 2006, 05:44 PM
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Default serving a growing file

I init a download for a user via http before the file is finished growing. (if i wait till it's done growing it will take 2 minutes)

problem is that the below method only serves the file up to the point when i opened it. say 2-10 megs but the file ends up being 400 megs.

        header('Content-Type: application/x-zip');

    $fp = fopen("C:\\Apache\\htdocs\\{$new_file}", "rb");

        $buf = fread($fp, 2048);
        print $buf;
Does anyone have a way to keep serving the file until it's complete..
when is it complete? no idea ....

Old April 9th, 2006, 12:50 PM
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Sounds like you're hitting the memory limit in PHP. Look at the INI directive memory_limit, it's 8MB by default, to download a 400MB file, it'd need to be much larger. You may also need to tweak max_execution_time.



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