Help setting CGI Environment Variables
timr at probo.com
Tue May 29 06:42:16 CEST 2001
Ari David Greenberg <arigreen at stanford.edu> wrote:
>Thanks for your help. This approach DOES let my code run correctly, in
>that it displays TEST_VAR as an environment variable. However, this
>doesn't really set the environment variable for this process.
There may be an aspect of this you haven't considered. You mentioned that
you want to change CGI environment variables. Remember that a CGI process
has a very short life; as soon as you've drawn your page, the process ends
and the environment goes away. If you want to start a subprocess and have
it inherit an environment, that works, but if you're hopin to set a
variable and have it survive until the next CGI request, there is no way to
- Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
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