Revolution as CGI

Björnke von Gierke bvg at
Tue Nov 11 20:30:24 EST 2003

On Mittwoch, Nov 12, 2003, at 02:15 Europe/Zurich, Gregory Lypny wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I've been intrigued by the idea of using Rev as a CGI for some time, 
> and of late have been frustrated by FileMaker's online update 
> anomalies when scripts and global variables are part of a web-based 
> database.  At any rate, I'm ready to take the web plunge with Rev, but 
> there's a couple of things I'd appreciate clarification on.
> First, there's the chmod stuff for permission to execute files.  I've 
> seen the number 775 and 777 thrown around.  Which is it?
actually its 755 but all three work fine.

> Second, and this is no doubt a dumb question, but I can have many 
> scripts in separate (text) files located in my bin folder, can't I?  
> Is there a particular naming convention (.cgi?)?
.cgi is most often used, but it doesn't matter much.

I made some cgi's myself and after some pitfalls i was able to do it. 
For example you need to give write permission for everyone for the 
directory where your stack is when you want to save your stack. Even 
took me a mail to runrev support to find that out :D

> Regards,
> 	Greg
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