v2.0.3 - Show latest stable - 0 notes - Class: ActionController::Streaming
send_data(data, options = {}) protected

Send binary data to the user as a file download. May set content type, apparent file name, and specify whether to show data inline or download as an attachment.


  • :filename - Suggests a filename for the browser to use.
  • :type - specifies an HTTP content type. Defaults to ‘application/octet-stream’.
  • :disposition - specifies whether the file will be shown inline or downloaded. Valid values are ‘inline’ and ‘attachment’ (default).
  • :status - specifies the status code to send with the response. Defaults to ‘200 OK’.

Generic data download:

  send_data buffer

Download a dynamically-generated tarball:

  send_data generate_tgz('dir'), :filename => 'dir.tgz'

Display an image Active Record in the browser:

  send_data, :type => image.content_type, :disposition => 'inline'

See send_file for more information on HTTP Content-* headers and caching.

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