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How can I execute a Perl script in the background on a server from a web page?

Dec 1st, 2004 09:16
Nat Tuck, Brady F,


Here's a cgi script that will do that on Unix:
#!/bin/sh
perl script.pl &
echo "Content-type: text/plain"
echo
echo "You win a background process"
If you need to do it from a perl cgi,
system("perl script.pl &")
works fine.