Dumb newbie question

C. Abney cabney at cyberpass.net
Sun Sep 24 12:59:20 CDT 2000

On Sun, 24 Sep 2000, Cash Perkins wrote:

> I'm trying to write a little script that will automagically pick a gif image from a specificed directory.

> So far I've got:
> #! /usr/local/bin/perl
>   $basedir = "/home/wobblewire/html/avengers_site/images/";
>   print "<img src=\"$basedir$files[$num]\">\n";
> This prints out Nothing.  Permissions on rnd_image.cgi are wide open.

Don't use $basedir for the print, use the corresponding (hopefully) path
your web-server uses, from the Document Root Directory of the web-server.

It might be a part of the absolute path: "<img src=\"/images/$files[$num]\"\n"

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