run cgi script


    Jul 14 2006 | 12:28 pm
    Hello,
    what`s the best way to run remote cgi script (and pass values to it?)
    sending "download http://domain/script?val=0" to jit.uldl doesn`t seem
    to work,
    is shell a way to go?
    thanks,
    wojciech

    • Jul 14 2006 | 2:15 pm
      I had a situation where I was able to run a script with the download...
      message to jit.uldl when using a mac. no luck on PC.
      John.
    • Jul 14 2006 | 3:22 pm
      Your solution could depend on what the cgi sends back. If you are
      retrieving an image, jit-webimage-example.pat in the examples folder
      might be the simplest way to go. The code shows how simple it can be
      to retireve values using a URL. If anything, getting text back is even
      simpler, and can be done in much the same way.
      For more complex HTTP requests, if you can work with Java, Jakarta
      Commons HttpClient can get you up and running with surprisingly few
      lines of code. It can also let you handle login/password access
      transparently.
      Sometimes it helps to debug things locally. If you're on a Mac, you
      can run your local web server (Personal Web Sharing in System
      Preferences/sharing) and set up a simple Perl script in
      /Library/Webserver/CGI-Executables directory.
      HTH,
      -- Paul
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