executing a background script from embedded perl

mike mike503 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 11:47:39 MSD 2008

wait, perl module?

does that mean i can run perl-based .cgi and .pl scripts directly from
nginx? i didn't think this was supported?

On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 12:40 AM, Igor Sysoev <is at rambler-co.ru> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 05:05:26PM +0930, Kingsley Foreman wrote:
>> Hi guys just wondering if  you could run
>> exec("sleep 200 &") in an embedded perl script and let nginx keep doing its
>> thing.
>> Obviously sleep is just an example however i don't appear to be able to run
>> a program in the background.
>> the nginx process waits until the backgrounded script completes before
>> continuing.
> ngx_http_perl_module waits perl only, so in this case the perl waits exec().
> --
> Igor Sysoev
> http://sysoev.ru/en/

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