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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 ( #799831=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

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.


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Re^3: How do I start a long process with a short visit to a URL?
by merlyn (Sage) on Oct 08, 2009 at 00:27 UTC
    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.

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