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New to CGI/Perl, so this is easy (I guess)..

Posted on 2001-08-21
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I made the following script:
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#!/bin/perl
my $in;
if ($ENV{'REQUEST_METHOD'} eq "GET")
{     $in=$ENV{'QUERY_STRING'};}
else {      $in=<STDIN>; }

print "TEST";
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If I am not too wrong, this should just print "TEST" on any website.

The HTML form looks like this:
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<form name="form1" method="post" action="/cgi/test.pl">
  <input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Submit">
</form>
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When I click on the button, I get an internal server error? Other cgi's (which my collegues built) works fine on the same server..same directories.

I changed the .pl file to be executable..but it still doesn't work. Please help =)
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Question by:thomas77
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bebonham earned 400 total points
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it could be that you are not pointing to the right perl
make sure the path to perl is correct, usually
#!/usr/bin/perl

but I know you have to change this...

so try the below:

#!/bin/perl

print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";  ##tell the browser to expect html
my $in;
if ($ENV{'REQUEST_METHOD'} eq "GET")
{     $in=$ENV{'QUERY_STRING'};}
else {      $in=<STDIN>; }

print "TEST";
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by:thomas77
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Great and quick answer!
Thanks mate =)

/Thomas
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by:thomas77
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It was the Print Content stuff..
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by:bebonham
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figured as much..

good luck, enjoy Perl!!

Thanks for the 'A' Grade
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by:thomas77
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It was the Print Content stuff..
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