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10-05-2000, 04:44 PM
I'm going to be adding a few scripts on my site, but I've never worked with perl scripts before ... just cgi and java.[nbsp][nbsp]Is there something I'll need to know in order to add perl scripts?[nbsp][nbsp]Will I have to chmod something or other?[nbsp][nbsp];D
10-05-2000, 05:58 PM
Have no fear, Perl and cgi is effectively the same thing.[nbsp][nbsp]:)
10-05-2000, 06:14 PM
Cooool....looking forward to figuring this one out :)!
10-06-2000, 12:22 AM
Tool Time Tip:
When installing a perl script, skip the chmod part in the install. FQ normal default settings work 99% of the time.[nbsp][nbsp]If you can't get the script working, then go back and chmod things.
10-06-2000, 12:40 AM
Or, when in doubt just chmod 755 the script. And, if the script won't run, from the command line do - perl -c scriptname. That will give you a very good idea of where your script is failing.
Speaking of perl, the recently released third edition of Programming Perl is a huge improvement over the second edition. I never really liked the second edition. It was sorely lacking in many areas.
10-06-2000, 02:21 AM
Have no fear, Perl and cgi is effectively the same thing. CGI stands for Common Gateway Interface. CGI is not a programming/scripting language, it is an Interface between a program and a web server.
Perl is a scripting language. Perl is used for *many* non-web related functions, and is not necessarily intended for use in CGI scripts.
You can write a CGI script in any language supported by the web server. It can be C/C++, Perl, PHP, bash, Java, or whatever. I probably have more PHP and bash CGIs running that I do Perl scripts...
Just wanted to clear that up ;)
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