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My Perl/CGI script executes system commands, but Error 500 on web.

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I'm trying to run a Perl/CGI from the web. What's special about this script is that it is calling system commands. The script keeps giving me an internal error but I can't figure out why. Is this allowable to do something like this?

My link is this: <a href="cgi-bin/test.cgi">Click Here</a>

This is my error logs in Apache:
[Tue Feb 27 14:31:08 2007] [error] (8)Exec format error: exec of 'test.cgi' failed
[Tue Feb 27 14:31:08 2007] [error] [client] Premature end of script headers: test.cgi

This is my perl script:
use CGI::Carp qw(fatalsToBrowser);
print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";
system("cp /tmp/test.txt /tmp/test2.txt");

What am I doing wrong here? I would greatly appreciate any help.
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