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Old 07-07-2008
Bug invoking a shell script inside cgi shell script

I have an HTML form through which I get some text as input. i need to run a shell script say inside a perl-cgi script named on the form input.
I want to write the contents of the form in a file and then perform some command line operations like grep, cat on the text and thn output the result as HTML.

I am not able to find out what's gone wrong with the script. I am not able to write the text in the file and also the is not working.

The scripts are as following -


eval ` $*`

echo "Content-type: text/html"
echo "<HTML>"
echo "<BODY>"
echo "<center>"
echo "<H1>Results </H1>"
echo "$FORM_seqinput" |tr '\015' '\012' >file_1
echo "<br><br><H3><fontcolor = #800000>"
echo " 'cat file_1' "
if test -s res.out
echo "<br><br><H2><fontcolor = #000080>"
echo " 'cat res.out' "
echo "</font></H3><br>"
echo "</center>"
echo "</BODY>"
echo "</HTML>"

cat file_1 | wc -l >res.out

I will be thankful for your suggestions.

# 2  
Old 07-07-2008
Have you tried using the full path to instead of ./?

I presume you've made sure that the file is executable the user that owns Apache?
# 3  
Old 07-09-2008

Thanks! Smilie it worked.

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