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    Hi there,
    I desperately try to execute an external perl script from PHP.

    $e = /prg/test.pl
    exec($e) or exec("$e")

    the script is a test script only to see how exec works. it copies a file to an another directory.
    The script works on its own, the authorizations are ook we the user of Apache.
    PHP is not compiled in safe mode.
    exec("whoami") works without any problem.

    I got the same problem with system, passthru ...

    Does anybody have an idea ,

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    Did you try exec("/path/2/test.pl")? If that didn't work, try using virtual(). It's the PHP equiv. of Apache's SSI <!--#include virtual=""-->. That might be what you need.

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    I do not understand what the problem is.
    I checked the authorizations, the paths etc etc ...

    It does not want to work ... I'm getting mad .

    Since the script I want to launch is not generating html, how coud i use virtual ???

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