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How to ensure a CGI process completes?

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Hi,

I'm using a Perl program to interface with a flat text database.  All works great 99.9% of the time.

The problem is that if a user loses their connection to our server during the "writing back to disk" phase of the software the CGI task is terminated.  This causes the data on disk to be chopped off.

We are running under Apache 1.2b7...Is there any way to ensure that a CGI task will finish once it is started, or perhaps a modified CGI handler for Apache that won't stop a task when a connection is lost?
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This depends on the way you are using your perl program
(input, output, etc.)
Nervertheless, you could use the following tricks,
or a similar one.
Use the following CGI instead of yours:
#!/bin/sh
/you/cgi/here &
wait

Hope this helps
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