(newbie) A very weird Python CGI problem, possibly related to os.system

Michal Wallace sabren at manifestation.com
Mon Nov 26 20:08:24 CET 2001


On 26 Nov 2001, Simon Willison wrote:

> I have a very odd Python CGI problem. I'm writing a simple
> web script which queries Quake III game servers and
> displays the server name / map / number of players on a
> web page. The script works by executing a command line
> program called qstat (www.qstat.org). I'm very new to
> python, and I'm using this project as a learning
> excercise.

[snip]

> qstat = '/u/cs/1/cs1spw/qstat24e/qstat'	# Path to qstat
> 	run = qstat + " -raw ~@~@~ -f " + game + " > " + tmp
> 	os.system(run)


I think perhaps that run fails. Possibly a permission issiue
with the apache user. Have you verified that tmp does indeed
contain the correct data?


Cheers,

- Michal   http://www.sabren.net/   sabren at manifestation.com 
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