how do i force download a file

we are setting up a website that hosts mp3 files on spaces. We want it in such way that if the visitor clicks download, the mp3 doesn’t have to open a player. We want instant download

how do we achieve this with spaces?

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with dropbox i could easily add &dl=1

how does it work with spaces?

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What you could do is modify the metadata of the file and set the Content-Disposition which indicates if a regular file should be displayed inline in the web browser or downloaded as an attachment. For more information you could take a look at the official documentation here:

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby