Posted on 1999-12-26
I'm trying an experiment in a trusted environment -- behind a firewall in a small, family owned business. I'd like to try using scripts in /apache/cgi-bin to open applications on the local machine.
For example, I created a page in /apache/htdocs with a link to a shell script I put in /cgi-bin. I named the script "so5" and it reads:
If I run this script from a command line, it opens Star Office. IfI follow the link to it, it is simply displayed as a text page on the browser.
My question is two-fold:
1. Is it even possible to start applications such as Star Office from cgi-bin scrpts?
2. If it is, can somebody point me to online docs that describe how one might do this?