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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] SSI "exec cmd=" vis-à-vis Apache+Tomcat/mod_jk i ssue
Date Wed, 16 Mar 2005 18:29:45 GMT
On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 08:27:44 -0500, Joel Parramore <> wrote:

> <!--#exec cmd="/path/to/headerfooterscript --showheader"à 

>      (2)No such file or directory: change of working directory failed 

> Now, one odd thing is that doing this works if I use "#exec cgi" or
> "#include virtual" commands in the JSP output instead of "#exec cgi" (using
> either of those is undesirable for other reasons right now), it works --- I
> get the output from a test script or file included in the output from the
> JSP.  
> The other odd thing is that if I write a plain CGI script (Perl in this
> case) to return as output the header/footer includes using the "#exec cmd"
> syntax, it also works --- no "(2)No such file or directory: change of
> working directory failed" messages.  Debugging shows that the value for the
> working directory is being set correctly for all the working cases. 

I don't know the answer to your problem, but a couple
gueses/suggestions:  Could it be an issue with passing arguments? 
Have you tried replacing your exec cmd with
/path/to/footerheaderscript-showheader (another script that simply
executes your script with the correct arguments)?


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