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Re: Using exec() for executing shell scripts in CGIby jarich (Curate)
|on Dec 14, 2006 at 12:17 UTC||Need Help??|
I think your solution may be verging on over-kill. You should be able to achieve the same effect with a direct call to system() or exec():
If you don't need to wait until the program returns, then replace system with exec.
The important thing to be aware of here is that calls to system()/exec() make your code unportable. If you're trying to remove a file, make a directory, run "find", get a directory listing or other things like that, then you should be using Perl's built ins or appropriate modules (for example unlink, mkdir or File::Path, File::Find, opendir and readdir or glob).
As far as security goes, you need to consider the following things:
I hope this helps.
Update Sorry I should have been checking $? not $@ in my second if statement.