September 1st, 2003, 04:05 PM
CGI: listing pwd with remote script - possible?
I don't know if this is the right place to post this message, but why not try people .
My problem is this; I want to list the contents of the directory I'm currently in(PWD), with a script that is placed in the cgi-bin folder.
I'm in directory-x, directory-x contains a htaccess file that makes /cgi-bin/script.cgi the indexfile( DirectoryIndex /cgibin/script.cgi ). My goal is to make script.cgi list the contents of the PWD(in this case: directory-x), and not the cgi-bin.
Can someone please give me some pointers, some sample code? Or the whole script if it isn't to big of a problem? Anything. I'm as green as a programmer can be(if I can be called that at all).
(If my description of the problem was too short, please say so. I REALLY need help with this)
September 1st, 2003, 04:28 PM
Actually, the Linux section should be more appropriate for shell programming questions.
Just off the top of my head, I would think setting an environment variable to the output of pwd and then using it; eg:
OK, you fooled me! It doesn't matter where that script is, because the ls command will always list the current directory if you don't specify one.
However, you also dropped a hint that there's more going on here than you told us. Your reference to /cgi-bin tells us that you're doing working with CGI. I think we also have a Apache section here that might be the appropriate place to post your question.