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Re: system() or exec() in CGI scripts

by bm (Hermit)
on Sep 09, 2003 at 11:09 UTC ( #289982=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to system() or exec() in CGI scripts

I want to remotely open a Internet Explorer window.

Are you saying that you would like a new browser window to open on the user's computer that is running your CGI script? If so, you are chasing a red herring. Executing iexplorer.exe will start a new browser window on the server. You probably want it to start on the client.

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Re: Re: system() or exec() in CGI scripts
by LupoX (Pilgrim) on Sep 09, 2003 at 11:18 UTC

    No no I want to start the browser on the server where the CGI is running. The client should only invoke this process.

      It is probably not in your path. Try (assuming a default installation location):

      system('C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE');

      See Abigail-II's response above if you want your script to exit straight after IE is launched.

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