Chris Radcliff chris_radcliff at
Wed Feb 19 14:56:38 CST 2003


When making a system() call (or similar), you need to specify the 
filename to execute, not a URL. A URL like is for network access, but it gets 
translated by Apache into a system filename like 
/www/mysite/cgi-bin/, where /www/mysite/cgi-bin is set as an 
"Alias" to

It's the latter you want to use from your system() call. So, if is 
found there, a system() call would look like this:


Note that there are lots of other caveats to using system() in this 
manner, but you can cross those bridges when you come to them.


On Wednesday, February 19, 2003, at 12:37  PM, Joel Fentin wrote:
> I want it to execute and return to the calling script passing no
> values.


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