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why a simple script ckecking the existance of a file doesn't work

why a simple script ckecking the existance of a file doesn't work

why a simple script ckecking the existance of a file doesn't work

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I put this script in an IIs4 server (configure to run perl script)  and use an internet explorer 4 to execute this script, I put the test.txt file in the script directory but it return always "file does not exist". When i put the test.txt file in the home directoty of the web site (d:\data\wwwroot) it return "file test.txt exist". I don't want to use a relative path in the syntax, how can i do that, is it something to configure on my web site or something to add in my code ?

there is the script:



use CGI_Lite;

#-------#
# Param #
#-------#


#------#
# Main #
#------#


print "HTTP/1.0 200 OK\r\n" if $ENV{PERLXS} eq "PerlIS";

 
# Create HTML Page
print "Content-Type: text/html\n\n";


if ( -e "test.txt" ) {
print<<END_OF_PAGE;
file test.txt exists
END_OF_PAGE
} else {
print<<END_OF_PAGE;
file test.txt DOES NOT EXISTS
END_OF_PAGE
}

RE: why a simple script ckecking the existance of a file doesn't work

It looks like your default working directory is the root document directory, so that's why you can see the "test.txt" file.

From a security point of view, it's probably a good idea to hard code references to the file in the perl script.  If you don't do this, then you could potentially leave yourself open to security problems as your CGI scripts become more advanced.  Personally, I always hard code paths to required files as a matter of personal best practice.

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