JSP Question(Urgent Please)

Posted on 2004-03-29
Last Modified: 2010-04-01
How can I call a Perl function from my JSP code?
My JSP file is at the directory: "/export/usr/../code/";
The Perl file is in the same directory as the JSP file.

The Perl file name is get_id and it takes a parameter (of type String).

On the command prompt it works like this:
$cd /export/usr/../code/
$./get_id myname

Now in My JSP (Java code), how can I write a system command?

I need to write something in my JSP code:
String myinput = "Jon";
String ret;
ret = system /export/usr/../code/get_id myinput;
//ret should hold the string "W1234".

How can I write the JSP code above with correct syntax?

Question by:tooki
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hres an example that runs an external process:

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The eamples there seemed to be little complex.
It will be helpful to me if I know how to write a line of code in Java that runs an executible on the OS.
In C++ we write system("executiblename anyparameter")..
the same for Java code..

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Process p = Runtime.getRuntime().exec(command);
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If you can call your pearl from the web why don't just make a response.sendRedirect(URL); ?
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If I remember correctly, getRuntime.exec() not gonna return any value that process may provide. All it can return is a return code telling if process exited normally.
So it won't do any good in this senario.
I think  you will have to make a URL connection to your Perl function and readout the response from URLConnection
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>  All it can return is a return code

It also returns all the stdout, and stderr.

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