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Parse a GET in perl5

I send from my compter a request
"http://www.dlrb.com/cgi-bin/aaa.cgi?iden="Bill Smith"
I know how to parse a POST header, but I think this would be a GET.  What is the code to parse the header in the unix cgi file to set a variable equal to "Bill Smith"?

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donb1
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guadalupeCommented:
Just place this sub at the bottom of your script and call it like this

&parseInput;

before you will need any of the variables sent to the script.  It will parse for get or post and leave all the variables in a hash where the key is the varaibel name and the value is the value.  Your examole would become:

print $fields{'iden'}; #Prints "Bill Smith"

Notice the quotes!!!!  You don't need them (I think)

#---------------------------------Parse Input---------------------------------------#
#                  Arguments:      NONE                                                                                    #
#                  Purpose            Standard Form/Query String Parsing                                          #
#                  Calls:            NONE                                                                                    #
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

sub parseInput()
{
      #Parse form variables
      if ($ENV{'REQUEST_METHOD'} eq "POST")
      {
            read(STDIN, $temp, $ENV{'CONTENT_LENGTH'});
      }

      elsif ($ENV{'REQUEST_METHOD'} eq "GET" )
      {
            $temp = $ENV{'QUERY_STRING'};
      }

      @pairs=split(/&/,$temp);
      
      foreach $item(@pairs)
      {
            ($key,$content)=split (/=/,$item,2);
            $content=~tr/+/ /;
            $content=~ s/%(..)/pack("c",hex($1))/ge;
            $fields{$key}=$content;
      }

}
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ozoCommented:
use CGI;
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donb1Author Commented:
Thanks
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