[Pdx-pm] Sourcing profile from within cgi script

Daniel Herrington dherrington at robertmarktech.com
Fri Apr 16 09:31:33 PDT 2010


I've been looking into ways to source a shell profile from within a perl 
script to get the shell variables into the perl environment. From 
comments online it is recommended to source the environment before 
executing the perl script itself, and then the variables will be 
accessible to the script.

I don't think this solution will work since the script is being executed 
as a cgi through apache, they would have to source the profile in the 
environment of the user who started the apache process.

As another alternative, I've started to look into the module 
Shell::EnvImporter but it doesn't mention anything about cgi. HAs anyone 
worked with this module before?

Daniel B. Herrington
Director of Field Services
Robert Mark Technologies
dherrington at robertmarktechnologies.com
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m: 503-358-8575

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