Forked Process using CGI
Posted on 1998-03-05
I have a CGI program that is very time consuming and I would like to fork a process to do all the calculations while the original process will print a status message to the screen. Once the calucations are finished, then the results will be displayed overwriting all the status messages. The reason I need this is because when a user hits "Submit" they have ti wait a long time and therefore think nothing is happening, so they hit "Submit" again and of course it starts all over. Can this be done?