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Re: triggering a program in web server

by bm (Hermit)
on Aug 18, 2003 at 10:41 UTC ( #284534=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to triggering a program in web server

The first question that comes to my mind is: why do you need two scripts for this? The public cannot read your cgi-script (assuming a correctly configured webserver and filesystem permsissions).

Having said that....

Simply call your 2nd program like any other system call ( system, exec, ...) from within your first script.

Be aware that if you do call an external program, you should:

  • read  perldoc perlsec carefully
  • definitely enable taint checking (perl -T)
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