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Diary of a Web Developer: Fork in the Road

by Jason W. Purdy

Our intrepid advice columnist tackles a user's inquiry on building a Web interface in Perl that will launch an offline job on the server. There are two approaches. Get the code for using the fork and exec methods.

My editor told me I might receive some e-mails in response to my previous column, but I don't think either of us expected that I would receive over a hundred (and still counting)! While I enjoy each and every e-mail, I hope that I didn't mislead anyone

This article was originally published on Monday Nov 19th 2001
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