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Posted on 2004-03-31
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I have the following asp page:

<%
filename= Request.querystring("url")
to_ps ="c:\antiword\cmd.exe /c antiword -p a4 -m 8859-1.txt " & filename & " > c:\antiword\temp_ps\" & Session.SessionID & ".ps"
Set WshShell = server.createobject("wscript.shell")
WshShell.Run to_ps,1,false
%>

It takes a url to a word document and converts it into a postscript file using some free app called antiword. The output filename is set to be the session id to prevent duplicates. For some reason an empty filename.ps is created in c:\antiword\temp_ps\ when run through the asp, but when I use the exact same command from a start->run on the server it correctly produces the postscript file.

Can anyone explain or help me work out why this doesn't work? I am not getting any error messages when the asp is run, so I am at a loss.



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I guess it is because your IUSER does not have write permissions...
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