[Kc] Executing third party tools using CGI/Perl

Frank Wiles frank at wiles.org
Tue Jan 17 17:44:46 PST 2006

On Tue, 17 Jan 2006 19:36:58 -0600
user perl <user.perl at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>    I'm currently writing a CGI script which involves the execution of
> a tool called "SVM Light" in Linux/Apache. The typical command for
> executing SVM Light in Linux is svm_classify input-file model-file
> output-file. I'm using the "system" option of executing commands in
> CGI but it isn't working because SVM Light is not a system command
> (IMHO). Has anyone tried executing third party tools within CGI
> scripts?

  Yeah this shouldn't be a big deal.  Try using backticks instead of
  system like: 
  `/full/path/to/svn_classify $input $model $output`; 

   Frank Wiles <frank at wiles.org>

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