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Re^2: Trigger perl scrip remotely using http

by saberworks (Curate)
on Mar 25, 2009 at 21:21 UTC ( #753261=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Trigger perl scrip remotely using http
in thread Trigger perl scrip remotely using http

Just to clarify, this suggestion is to do a fork on the server so the parent process (the one you call over http) starts a child and then returns content to your client script immediately. The parent will then exit while the child happily continues forever.
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[Corion]: ... foo "\0\0\0\n" bar\n by matching the first \n instead of matching the four-bytes-in- double-quotes part
[Corion]: ... and I still don't understand why ;)
[Corion]: This is because Filter::Simple does some string-trickery, replacing all string literals with "quoted packed numbers"
[Corion]: I fear this might be a bug in the RE engine, but if it is a bug, even fixing won't help me because I need Filter::Simple for Filter::signatures , which provides signatures as a backwards compatibility feature for Perl <5.22 - and these ...
[Corion]: ... won't get a fix anyway ;) My plan B is to encode the string placeholders avoiding \r and \n

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