May 26, 2018

Plugin that adds file streaming support to CGI::Application

This plugin provides a way to stream a file back to the user.

This is useful if you are creating a PDF or Spreadsheet document dynamically to deliver to the user.

The file is read and printed in small chunks to keep memory consumption down.

This plugin is a consumer, as in your runmode shouldn’t try to do any output or anything afterwards. This plugin affects the HTTP response headers, so anything you do afterwards will probably not work. If you pass along a filehandle, we’ll make sure to close it for you.

It’s recommended that you increment $| or set it to 1, which will autoflush the buffer as your application is streaming out the file.

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