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I am trying to execute a command in a CGI script. The httpd server runs as web,however. I need to execute the unix command with my name. I have tried running the script after 'chmod u+s xxx.cgi'; this doesn't work however.

Is there anything I can do short of giving web the right to execute the command or changing web to my name on the http server?

A solution would be much appreciated,
Cheers.
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by:julio011597
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What do you mean with: "I need to execute the unix command with my name"? What do you actually need to do?

A solution may come from a clear problem.

-julio
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You have to
1/ Start the httpd server with your login, so it inherits your environment
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2/ Servers allows to spcify the user ID in the configuration file.
OR
3/ encapsulate the cgi in a shell which makes
   su -c xxx.cgi USERNAME
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by:nimari
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I actually managed to execute the command by placing the following line in my perl cgi script, just before I wanted to execute the command -

$< = $>;


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