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For config stuff like that, I think DB_File comes in handy... you could easily, from within both programs, do this:
#!/usr/bin/perl use DB_File; use CGI 'param'; print "Content-type: text/plain\n\n"; my $filename = '/path/to/database'; tie %hash, "DB_File", $filename, O_RDWR|O_CREAT; print 'thisvar: ', $hash{'thisvar'}, "\n"; $hash{'thisvar'} = param('webvar'); # modifies from form value untie %hash;
Of course, in your non-CGI program, you wouldnt be loading in the CGI module.

Naturally, you could also do something like this:
$filename = '/path/to/config/file'; open(CONF,"<$filename"); while(<CONF>){ chomp; my ($q, $w) = split(/\t/,$_,2); $config{$q} = $w; } close(CONF); $config{'variable'} = 'new contents'; open(CONF, ">$filename"); print CONF "$_\t$config{$_}\n" for keys %config; close(CONF);

Good luck,

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In reply to Re: Config file help by Adrade
in thread Config file help by johnajb

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