CSci 4608 Principles of Web Programming: Examples of Perl programs and scripts

To run Perl CGI scripts on epoxy:
  1. Write your script using a plain-text editor, such as emacs or pico (or vi if you want to feel like a real Perl hacker).
  2. Make sure your file has an extension .cgi, set the file permissions to rwxr-xr-x:
    chmod a+rx myscript.cgi
  3. Make sure that the form action is set to the absolute URL of the script.
  4. You may test it by typing perl myscript.cgi at the command prompt.
  5. If you are running into problems, check out the StudentDiscussion Wiki page, it may have an answer to your question, or you might want to post the question there.

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