Can Server side executables by Unix/Linux Scritps?
Posted on 1998-09-16
I'm new to programming for the web, but not to unix. My question is: Can I delploy a server side executable that is just a list of unix commands (like a batch file) that users can hit from their browser?
I want a Web address that points to a server side executable that sends some mail, then outputs some html in finishing. What I've currently got in this script is:
mail -s "a subject" firstname.lastname@example.org < MailMessage.txt
When I run this from the telnet prompt it sends the mail and outputs the correct html. When I hit it from my browser it gives my an internal server error. Bummer ;-(
What am I doing wrong? Can U use a Unix script for server side processing? How do I get the browser to tell the server to execute my script rather than display it?
PS: I've already chmod'ed it to 755, so it is executable.
Thanx in advance,