Hello all
i am in ned of help with getting a cgi script to output to a flat file
with out the use of a cron job whis is what ive ben using as such

perl /[path to cgi file]/vfx.cgi > /[path to plx folder]/vfx.txt

can i add a line of code to the existing script to get this result? and if so which line and where?

i am asking this and researching it at the same time abey ill find an answer else where yet any info would be helpful

thanks in advance

solocky

Use the open() function to open a file in the CGI script to print data to the file. Something like:

open(my $IN, ">>", "path/to/vfx.txt") or die "$!";
print $IN "some data\n";
close ($IN);

>> = creates or appends to file
> = creates or overwrites file

See the open functions manpage or perlopen

Use the open() function to open a file in the CGI script to print data to the file. Something like:

open(my $IN, ">>", "path/to/vfx.txt") or die "$!";
print $IN "some data\n";
close ($IN);

>> = creates or appends to file
> = creates or overwrites file

See the open functions manpage or perlopen

Thanks works perfect

ciao
solocky

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