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Old 11-28-2004, 09:44 AM   #1
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running shell command with apache


Is there a way to run a shell command from a website hosted on apache? I'm trying to figure out a way to restart my linux server with a web-interface...
 
Old 11-28-2004, 01:35 PM   #2
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you could create a cgi script in perl and use perl's exec or system function to execute a shell command or shell script. or you can just use a shell script and tell apache in the configuration file to treat something with a *.sh extension as a cgi script and execute it.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 03:29 PM   #3
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I think I like the cgi-version best, since I don't know anything about perl, but: is there a way to give some variables to a cgi script?

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Old 11-28-2004, 04:24 PM   #4
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yes, you can always pass variables to a cgi script provided you write your code to look for the variables. the easiest way is to pass the variables (key/value pairs) to your script is by passing them inside the url seperating multiple variables (key/value pairs) by '&'.

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http://someplace.com/some_cgi.cgi?some_var1=some_val1&some_var2=some_val2
the script would then get the value of some_var1 and some_var2 and process them in some way.

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Old 11-28-2004, 05:02 PM   #5
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What would my script have to look like if I want it to run "shutdown -<var1> <var2>"?
 
  


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