How to check in CGI if client disconnected

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at
Sun Aug 24 22:21:52 CEST 2008

En Sun, 24 Aug 2008 14:25:03 -0300, Vishal <vrshah at> escribió:

>    I am writing a CGI to serve files to the caller. I was wondering if
> there is any way to tell in my CGI if the client browser is still
> connected. If it is not, i want to execute some special code before
> exiting.
>    Is there any way to do this? Any help on this is appreciated :)

I don't think so. A CGI script runs once per request, and exits. The server may find that client disconnected, but that may happen after the script finished.

Gabriel Genellina

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