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Re: How do I start a long process with a short visit to a URL?

by ambrus (Abbot)
on Oct 07, 2009 at 09:26 UTC ( #799675=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How do I start a long process with a short visit to a URL?

See the easier half of merlyn's Linux Magazine Column 39 (Watching long processes through CGI).

Someone fix the merlyn's secret bot because it hasn't replied to this question yet.


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Re^2: How do I start a long process with a short visit to a URL?
by Cody Fendant (Pilgrim) on Oct 07, 2009 at 22:42 UTC
    Isn't that column the exact opposite of what I want? I want the CGI to not follow the process. I want it to start the process, report back that it's started, and close the HTTP connection to the agent which started it. Then the process continues by itself.
      The text of that column talks about what has to happen to have a child process be forked from a CGI process and live on. So no, it's quite relevant... you just can't cut-n-paste the code.

      -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

      The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119.

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