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exporting/downloading txt file - readfile(); problems - creating line break

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wickland
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Greetings,

I created a script to export member's items into a tab-delimited txt file. The script works great, it escapes tabs and new lines and creates a perfect export.txt file.

Problem: I have another link so people can download the export.txt file onto their computers using:

PHP Code:

    $file = "export-files/".$member.".txt";
    header('Content-Description: File Transfer');
    header('Content-Type: text/plain');
    header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename='.basename($file));
    header('Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary');
    header('Expires: 0');
    header('Cache-Control: must-revalidate');
    header('Pragma: public');
    header('Content-Length: ' . filesize($file));
    ob_clean();
    flush();
    readfile($file);
    exit();

When I download export.txt, it appears to have newly created line-breaks that are not found in the export.txt file on the server. Does anyone know why this happens and how to prevent this?

Thanks

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Nevermind, I added "\r\n" instead of "\n" to the exported txt file and it recognizes the line breaks. Took 8 hours to figure it out.

I may have to come back later to figure out why file is not re-importing...

Thanks for looking.

HHHHHHHHHHHHHMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. YUP, it was two characters and a single TAB that eluded me for hours and hours until 2 minutes after writing on the forum.

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