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07 Jun
1 month ago

ainsley_clark 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.

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);

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

Many thanks for the help in advance.

27 May
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ainsley_clark started a new conversation Minify Babel Compiled JS On 'run Prod'

Hi all,

I have added babel to compile to ES5 for older browsers like so:

mix.js('resources/js/app.js', 'public/js')
    .babel('public/js/app.js', 'public/js/app.es5.js')
    .sass('resources/sass/app.scss', 'public/css');

However when running npm run prod the app.es5.js file does not minify, only the app.js file.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.