nodejs http file server serving file for download

Objective: Create a node js http server accepting incoming request and respond with a file for download. If the request querys for a specific file, respond with that file instead.
Solution: Include http, url and fs module. http for creating the http server, url for getting query parameter from the url, and fs for reading the file into a stream.The key is to set the response header to a 'Content-disposition', 'attachment; filename=theDocument.txt'

var http = require('http'),
	url = require('url'),
	fs = require('fs');

//create the http server listening on port 3333
http.createServer(function (req, res) {
	var query = url.parse(req.url, true).query;
	if (typeof query.file === 'undefined') {
		//specify Content will be an attachment
		res.setHeader('Content-disposition', 'attachment; filename=theDocument.txt');
		res.setHeader('Content-type', 'text/plain');
		res.end("Hello, here is a file for you!");
	} else {
	    //read the image using fs and send the image content back in the response
	    fs.readFile('/path/to/a/file/directory/' + query.file, function (err, content) {
	        if (err) {
	            res.writeHead(400, {'Content-type':'text/html'})
	            res.end("No such file");    
	        } else {
	            //specify Content will be an attachment
	            res.setHeader('Content-disposition', 'attachment; filename='+query.file);

console.log("Server running at http://localhost:3333/");

Download the file from the server on a browser.

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