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System command on servers

by AndreaN (Novice)
on Jun 17, 2014 at 22:57 UTC ( #1090223=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
AndreaN has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Dear Monks, I have a script in which I use system ("command") to launch a Java application that is in the same folder of the script. Something like:
$command = "java -mx300m -classpath application_name.jar -model path" +; system("$command");
When used on my machine this works fine. Now I'm trying to run the same code from a cgi folder on a server. When I run the same script as a cgi script on the server everything works fine except for the system ("$command") part. It seems like I cannot run that Java application from the server. Or perhaps servers do not accept the "system" function at all? Or perhaps I cannot have a .jar file in the cgi folder? Does anybody know something that can help me diagnose the problem? I apologise in advance if any of this does not make sense. I have never received formal training in programming or computer science and I'm just learning by doing. Thanks a lot.

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Re: System command on servers
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 18, 2014 at 00:04 UTC
Re: System command on servers
by Corion (Pope) on Jun 18, 2014 at 06:52 UTC

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