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save file to client machine

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Can somebody tell me how to save text file on client machine?


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Easy way: Provide a link to the text file. They can right-click on it to download the file.

Better way: Provide a servlet that emits the text file after setting the appropriate content-type and content-disposition headers.

In any case, this is not a JSP issue, so I've moved this to the Servlets forum for further discussion.
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You will need to pump your text file through the response object. But first, you need to set your response with the right content type. And on the header, set content disposition to an attachement, so that the user will get the download dialog box. But the net of it is that you will get an output stream from the response, and pump the file down that stream, just like any other stream.

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