| 9:57 pm on Mar 23, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com] buzzeman.
IŽd suggest reading Marcia`s WebmasterWorld Welcome and Guide to the Basics [webmasterworld.com] post which contains a lot of useful information.
CGI is not a programming language but a convention on how a webserver and external programs may communicate. To answer your question one would need to know which language you are using. For an example of how to include PHP [php.net] scripts into a Perl [perl.com] script see having include problems - Including html file in cgi script [webmasterworld.com].
| 10:16 pm on Mar 23, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for your reply.
The ikonboard is in perl. The post you referred to is very helpful. But is there not a more easy way to include a php file in perl, something like include="somefile.php"?
I'm sorry if this is a dumb question :-) It's just that i don't know any perl AT ALL..
| 10:37 pm on Mar 23, 2003 (gmt 0)|
There are of course other ways of including the output of a PHP [php.net] call into the output of your Perl [perl.com] script.
Those two lines will run the PHP [php.net] binary. The second method using a list of arguments is safer since it does not use the shell. The output will be sent to STDOUT just like the output of the rest of your Perl [perl.com] script.
$status = system [perldoc.com]("php4 -q /path/top.html");
$status = system [perldoc.com]('php4', '-q', '/path/top.html');
Using backticks you can gather the output of running the PHP [php.net] scripts. This method is inefficient if all you do is print out the variable. So use this only if you want to modify the output from within your Perl [perl.com] script.
$output = `php4 -q /path/top.PHP [php.net]`;
| 11:47 am on Mar 24, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I'll give it a try. I hope i get it to work..
| 1:13 pm on Mar 24, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I used the following code:
my $ifile = "php4 -q /home/site1/web/top.html¦";
open ('TEMP', $ifile) or die("Can't open file $ifile: $!\n");
my @contents = <TEMP>;
print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";
But then I get:
Can't open file php4 -q /your/path/to/top.html¦: No such file or directory
| 1:37 pm on Mar 24, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Here are a couple of things to check:
- Did you replace the broken vertical pipe with the unbroken pipe symbol?
- Does the php4 binary exist?
- Is it named php4 or just PHP [php.net]? You would need to adjust the filename accordingly. On *nix system case matters.
- Is the php4 binary contained in your path? If not use the absolute path instead of just the filename.
- What OS and server are you running?