Please help me upload a binary file through a CGI script.

Chris Radcliff chris_radcliff at
Wed Nov 27 17:34:03 CST 2002

Hi Mark,

I've made a few changes to your code and added a lot of comments about 
what is actually going on. It looks like your use of warnings (that -w) 
caused the script to emit a warning before the first header, which gave 
Apache fits.

I added lexical scoping ('my') to all your variables and gave them 
default values (the || '') to avoid other warnings.

The comments should explain it all, but let me know if you have any 


On Wednesday, November 27, 2002, at 02:38  PM, Mark Steele wrote:

> hey all Mongers,
> I'm trying to write a Perl CGI script that will upload an Excel file
> using Apache on a HP-UX system.
> I've been using some of the code from the perldoc part of and
> some code from the O'Reilly book "CGI Programming", I'm lost...
> All I want is a CGI script which will be called from a web page link
> that will upload Excel files (or binary file in general), text files
> would be nice too, but at a minimum just binary files.


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