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Old 04-03-2006, 06:04 PM   #1
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Passing a variable to a cgi script


I'm using a cgi script from dspam for users to view their quarantine. In order for the script to know which user is connecting, it needs to set the REMOTE_USER variable within the perl script.

What I want to know is if I can pass the REMOTE_USER variable into the cgi script simply by having users click on a hyperlink with their usernames on it.

I'll generate the list of usernames (each is a hyperlink that I can customize) by pulling the actual users from a mysql database.

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 04-03-2006, 10:02 PM   #2
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Be sure to include:

Code:
use CGI qw(:standard);
Then, do use a parameter as a variable within your script, something like this is needed:

Code:
$name = param('name');
The value for the variable "name" would be passed in a url in this fashion:

http://www.mysite.com/cgi-bin/displayname.cgi?name=Tom

Good luck!
 
  


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