How to execute a shell script from a simple html web page
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Ok, firstly the script is going to run on my machine itself and secondly, I read the thread you have provided a link to. That thread is similar to mine, the only difference is that he is required to go to a web page, click on a link and then execute a script. What I need is- Click on a button and run a shell script!! Well and also more importantly, that thread does not provide a solution on how to execute a shell script from an html page......So my problem still exists!...Please suggest a solution.
You would like the script to be executed on the web server, no?
I would research "CGI" if I were you. I'm sure this is not good practice or anything like that but as long as you know that here is what I would do. Write a simple perl CGI script. Fix your html page so when the user presses the button, the cgi script is run. Inside the CGI script you can put this one liner in there
If this isn't what you want, tell me what the bash script does.
While BaSH isn't preferred for CGI it can be used: here's a simple example. Apart from a wee bit of scripting it's just basic HTML. Using CGI requires you run a webserver however. If Apache is too big or complex for your taste there's Tiny HTTPd, thttpd and other small webservers.