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Error Opening FIle.. PLEASE HELP

Posted on 2000-02-19
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Hi,

I'm having a problem opening a database file (text file to be exact). I'm running a search script that I wrote and tested. The problem is it has problems running on my web server.

The problem is, after I type in the "word" I want to search for, It will run the perl file then output :

CGI Error
The specified CGI application misbehaved by not returning a complete set of HTTP headers. The headers it did return are:

Could not open test.txt in test.pl: No such file or directory


I have given execute permissions etc... I am running it on a NT web server. PLEASE HELP ME! :( I can also run other pl files that do not open a file to search for things.

David
webmaster@zoned.org
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1) check letters case
2) try to give full path name
3) check if file is locked by another process
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by:Zoned
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Thank you for these suggestions:
1) check letters case
2) try to give full path name
3) check if file is locked by another process
Unfortunately I have already tried those and still have the problem ;(

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I am using cgi-lib.pl as required by my search.pl script. <-does the cgi-lib.pl file have any problems on nt? Anyways, I'm still having problems... PLEASE HELP!

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by:fibdev
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If you send me the script, I can run a syntax checker on it.

I can check the cgi-lib file to if you want.

I can use this same app to set the permissions correctly (just in case there is a problem with that).
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by:Zoned
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Heh, well I finished my finals this afternoon and had time to sit down and figure what was going on. For some reason it was having problems when I put a url in the script so that it knows where the file would be located. So with some sitting around and thinking, I just pointed it to the directly by using a back-slash, directory, forward-slash, file name to get to the directory.... ex:
\blah/blah.txt

Thanks for the help!
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