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Sending Strings as Files with CakePHP server response

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PHP Back End CakePHP php

From time to time you need to send string over response as file e.g. confiiuration files or calendar invites as follows bellow:

public function sendIcs()
  $icsString = $this->Calendars->generateIcs();
  $response = $this->response;

  // Inject string content into response body
  $response = $response->withStringBody($icsString);

  $response = $response->withType('ics');

  // Optionally force file download
  $response = $response->withDownload('filename_for_download.ics');

  // Return response object to prevent controller from trying to render
  // a view.
  return $response;

Example above is from official CakePHP book.