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If the script doesn't take too long to execute and you do not need to process it's results then a wrapper script like this should be enough to get you up and running:

use strict; use CGI; use CGI; my $q = new CGI; @ARGV = (); foreach ($q->param()) { $value = $q->param($_); $value =~ s/"/\\"/g; push @ARGV, "--" . $_ . '="' . $value . '"'; } do 'path/to/the/script.pl';

All it does is it moves the parameters from the querystring or post into the @ARGV array (array of script parameters) in the format required by the script and then executes the script without starting a new process.

As long as the script prints its results to STDOUT they should be sent to the client browser.

Jenda
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In reply to Re: Calling a perl script and passing parameters from html by Jenda
in thread Calling a perl script and passing parameters from html by HannibalRex

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