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From Evan Borgstrom <evan.borgst...@ca.mci.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] cgi error
Date Thu, 04 Mar 2004 22:25:54 GMT
Ya that's actually quite an annoying problem I've come across a number
of times in customers scripts. Perl can work around the ^M within the
file but the shell cannot so it is literally trying to execute
/usr/bin/perl^M which of course does not exist.

On Thu, 2004-03-04 at 14:49, kaustubh shinde wrote:
> Problem solved!!
> But it was more weird than I thought. I had tried  #!/usr/bin/perl earlier 
> too. didn't work.
> The problem was when i worked on the file in 'gedit' , it saved the file in 
> dos format with ^M and this script still worked with the perl test.cgi 
> command.
> Anyway, thanks a lot for all of you for your help :)
> Kaustubh
> 
> 
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: Marty Landman <MLandman@face2interface.com>
> Reply-To: users@httpd.apache.org
> To: users@httpd.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [users@httpd] cgi error
> Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2004 14:38:56 -0500
> 
> At 01:28 PM 3/4/2004, kaustubh shinde wrote:
> 
> >when i run it from shell with command perl test.cgi, it gives me following 
> >output
> 
> But when you run as
> 
> perl test.cgi
> 
> then the first line isn't being followed because you're telling the shell to 
> use perl explicitly.
> 
> Try running from the shell with the cmd
> 
> ./test.cgi
> 
> which makes it rely on the first line for what interpreter to use. I agree 
> with the other posters too, it's probably the lack of a slash in front of 
> the path on the shebang. To be sure, type
> 
> which perl
> 
> on the shell. Paste that path after a #! and make this your first line.
> 
> On the side Kaustubh, it's amazing how many little details go into something 
> like this. Reminds me of why I avoid working on my car. :)
> 
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