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Started a new Conversation Download ZIP File Via Axios Post


Im coming into some trouble trying to work out how to download a zip file via an axios post request.

Currently the post request sends an object to a controller which creates a directory, files and a zip file. I have learnt that in order to download a file via axios you need to do something like below.'/builder/ajax/render', {
    _token: token, 
.then(function (response) {
    const url = new Blob([],{type:'application/zip'});
    const link = document.createElement('a');
    link.href = url;
    link.setAttribute('download', '');
.catch(function (error) {

However when doing so, the zip fails, and no files reside within the zip.

Ultimately I would like the use the response download method return response()->download($zip_file); as after the file has been downloaded, I need to empty the folder directory and delete the folder.

Is there an easy way to achieve this? I thought about returning the file path then making GET request to download the file, but thinking this is along way around for a simple problem. The zip file and folder lives inside /temp/unique-id/

Controller below:

public function process(Request $request) {

    $scss_dir = '../../mesh-src/src';
    $build_array = $request->input('scss')['build'];

    foreach($build_array as $array_name => $array) {
        foreach($array as $component => $include) {
            if($include == true)  {
                //! NEED TO ADD NOT EQUAL TO HERE
                $this->scss_imports[$array_name] = [
                    $component => '@import \'' .$scss_dir . '/' . $array_name . '/' . $component . '\';'

    $download_dir = $this->compileScss();
    $zip_file = $this->zipDownload($download_dir);

    // This returns the url to the zip file
    // return response($zip_file); 

    return response()->download($zip_file);

Many thanks for the help in advance.

4 months ago
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Started a new Conversation Minify & Compile Page Specific Scripts

Hi all,

I currently have some page specific scripts using @push and yielding them in my main app view like so:

Page view:

<!-- =====================
    Page JS (Place in <script></script> tags)
    ===================== -->
<script>alert('doing something');</script>

Main app view:


Im wondering if there is a way to compile these page specific scripts via babel for es5 support and minify them?

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.