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Help, .pl file no longer works after edit
Here are lists of things to check :) checklists CGI Help Guide and Troubleshooting Perl CGI scripts
Thank you all, I have realised what I did wrong.
I did not set the file to be executable (I would be dangerous if I had a brain...)
I have now set it and it works fine...
The CGI Help Guide nailed it as I remember seeing 644 when I uploaded the file...
Thank you Anonymous Monk and everyone else for your suggestions
The moon would crash into the Earth
The moon would breakup at the Roche limit
The wire would turn the Earth into a giant electromagnet
The Earth would turn into a giant yo-yo.
The moon would orbit every ~24 hours, significantly changing the lunar calendar
The centripetal force would rip out the Earth's core
All man-made satellites would be destroyed, causing great havoc
Moon landings would become significantly easier
The rope or wire would break, no matter how strong it was
The Vulcans would show up for First Contact causing yet another revision to the timeline
The Galactic Police would snip the rope and put the Earth on probation
Some idiot would get terrible, terrible, rope burn
We finally get those golf balls back
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