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November 10th, 2009, 12:57 PM
#!/usr/bin/perl -wT
print "Content-type:text/html\n\n";
print "Hello world\n";

This should produce html page ... but how to do it?

Output in terminal:
chandan@chandan-desktop:~/Documents/learn$ ./ff.cgi

Hello world

November 10th, 2009, 02:24 PM
You configure your web server to understand that it can run cgi programs.

Usually tou do this but setting correct executable permissions for a /cgi-bin directory (in the apache worls, you set +ExecCGI for a directory under DocumentRoot. You can set +ExecCGI for home directories (using suexec) or other locations, you mileage may vary. But, consult you webserver docs for how to enable CGI and tail your error log!!!!!

November 10th, 2009, 03:20 PM
My knowledge in CGI and HTML is almost 0, but I did program a small interface between the two for one of my projects.

What I did (besides enabling CGI) was to call the cgi script from an html page executed from a web browser. Basically, I opened up firefox, went to my html page and hit a button which executed the cgi script.

That seemed to work for me.