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About file copy in modperl

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Hi friends,
I have one small doubt that is, i have to copy one file from tmp folder to the desktop. This is a modperl program, when i write linux command in that modperl program it is recognising tmp folder but it is not recognising the desktop folder. When i run that program in the browser it is telling the error like permission denied. My code is below:

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  1. package practice::filecopy;
  2. sub handler
  3. {
  4. $r=`cp /tmp/31-Mar-2009.csv /home/sasi/Desktop/31-Mar-2009.csv` or die "cant copy the file $!" ;
  5. return OK;
  6. }1;
I think the /home/sasi/Desktop/ path is looking for the current folder i.e) /usr/lib/perl/5.8.7/practice (or) /usr/local/apache/htdocs. That's why it is giving the error like that Permission Denied. What is the solution

It is compulsory, please help me.

I am using Linux(Ubuntu),Modperl.
Mar 31 '09 #1
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Expert 100+
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R u able to go to the Desktop folder from command prompt?
First check that .

Apr 1 '09 #2

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Yes i can go to desktop folder through command prompt , but not through modperl program because we writing the modperl programs in /usr/lib/perl/5.8.7/practice folder. That's why the browser does not recognising the desktop folder through the url, it is checking under current folder.
Apr 1 '09 #3

Expert Mod 2.5K+
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The program is probably looking in the webroot for the folder path. My recommendation would be to make a softlink in the webroot to the Desktop directory you want the files to go to.

You should be able to do that with the following command, assuming you execute this in your webroot (usually /var/www/html, but check your httpd.conf file):

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  1. ln -s /path/to/desktop/folder Desktop
The word "Desktop" is what the link will be called where you create it. Replace "/path/to/desktop/folder" with the path to the Desktop folder you want to link to.


Apr 3 '09 #4

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