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01-25-2012, 04:33 PM #1
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I have been using Perl code for about 15 years and I develop/support Perl code used by engineers who run this code in Linux terminals. The code uses Tk as the user interface, which in turn executes Perl scripts.
We are looking into the possibility of putting the user interface in a web browser, which would (somehow) still run the same scripts on a Linux box.
I can write a Perl script that, given a Linux machine name, user name and password, can open a connection to that machine and execute anything on that machine.
My question: Can this sort of thing be done via a web page? This is posted in the JS forum because JS seems like it would provide the tools to create the type of interactive user interface I require.
(I don't know a thing about JS, at the moment I'm trying to decide which language to use to implement my s/w, but first I need to determine if the language can do what I need.)
01-25-2012, 07:58 PM #2
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Web pages have no access whatsoever to the operating system. If they did then your computer would rapidly become unusable because of the millions of viruses that such pages would install. You'd also be bankrupt because such pages would also have stolen all your personal details and used that information to transfer everything you own to someone else.
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