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Perl CGI script cannot write file

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PostPosted: Sun 29 May '16 15:21    Post subject: Perl CGI script cannot write file Reply with quote

I started a new Apache web server Apache/2.4.6 (CentOS) and trying to reuse old scripts. One of the scripts has to write a file on a server. I opened a directory under cgi-bin and gave all permissions.

drwxrwxr-x. 2 user user 6 May 29 2016 docx2regs

Still, the script give me "Permission denied" error when it attempts to write a file to it.
The same script is capable to write to the directory when I run it manually. I assume some definitions are missing from conf.httpd.
Help will be appreciated.
Thank you.



use CGI qw(:standard);
use CGI::Carp qw(warningsToBrowser fatalsToBrowser);
use strict;

print header;
print start_html(-title => "Test");

print <<header2;
<h1> Hello

my $filename = "docx2regs/test.txt";
open(my $FILE, ">$filename");

if(-e $filename) {
        print "$filename exists\n";
        print $FILE "Hello\n";}
else {
        print "$filename does not exist\n";}


print end_html;

When I open the test.pl in browser I get "docx2regs/test.txt does not exist" message. When I run the test.pl in cgi-bin directory the file is created.
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James Blond

Joined: 19 Jan 2006
Posts: 6627
Location: Germany, Next to Hamburg

PostPosted: Sun 05 Jun '16 18:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can try to use the full path or start with ./ to refer to the current folder.
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