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How can I run a CGI script in the background.  Meaning not have a page displayed. I want to send the script some data,
have it do something and depending on the result, bring up one of two pages.  

Right now the only way I can do it is have the form execute the script. The script does it's thing and then writes a page saying it was successful or not.  I have a meta tag in the script which executes the next page after 1 second.  I would like to skip the message in between part.  

Hope I have explained this well.
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What you need to do is output
Location: http://www.domain.com/file.html
as the header. That is instead of
Content-Type: text/html

An example:
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#!user/bin/perl  
if (condition 1) {
 print "Location: http://www.domain.com/file1.html\n\n";
}
elsif (condition 2) {
 print "Location: http://www.domain.com/file2.html\n\n";
}
else {
 print "Location: http://www.domain.com/error.html\n\n";
}
------------------------------------------------------------
 HTH
 

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