Calling bash script from CGI


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Old 11-21-2017
Calling bash script from CGI


I am having two individual scripts

Script 1): CGI script - is a simple script which trigger bash script
Script 2): Bash script - is a script which execute which collects file system utilization information from all the Unix servers

If I am executing CGI script manually from command line it is working fine but executing it through browser it is not working(CGI script is not able to call bash script)

How can i configure to run a bash script inside a CGI script?

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Old 11-21-2017
Without seeing the code for either of them, I can't really do anything but guess.

If you want my guess, make sure PATH has a sane value before you call the BASH script.
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Old 11-21-2017
I would assume that it is something about an incorrect path. What does it say in the webserver logs, e.g. /var/log/httpd/access.log or .../error.log

Can you write the CGI to return information about what it is trying to do to the screen? If it's Perl CGI, something like printf "Here I am\n" ; should give you a message. You can then experiment with what it shows you so you can see what you are really trying to call, and if it exists. Remember that your CGI script will be running as the webserver, not yourself.

As another thought, how will you stop someone just connecting and running this over & over again, clogging up your server?


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