jobst at barrett.com.au
Wed Jul 23 02:13:36 CDT 2003
On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 04:36:42PM +1000, Dayton, Bryan (BDayton at portphillip.vic.gov.au) wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've just started on Perl - having just done a two day course - and been asked to maintain a heap of perl scripts that are activated via action items on html forms.
> Is it possible turn on perl debugging in this environment (html) so I can see what the scripts are doing?
The easiest way (IMHO) is to use
print STDERR "some message: $somevar\n";
which will output to the stderr of the webserver, which is (in most cases) a file
specified in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf (if you are on a *unix box);
You can then simply
tail -f /var/log/httpd/error_log
and you will see your messages.
C is a write-only language.
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