[OS X TeX] [OT] Serving generated pdf files via a web server

Ross Moore ross.moore at mq.edu.au
Mon Sep 6 16:29:53 EDT 2010

Hi Alan,

On 07/09/2010, at 5:49 AM, Alan Munn wrote:

> On Sep 6, 2010, at 3:13 PM, Ross Moore wrote:

>> The scripting language should have a command to change the working directory from it's default location. Look for something like: cwd or chdir or setdir .
> Thanks Ross.  The problem was one of permissions

Aaaah; of course. The directory that you use has to be
readable and writable by the web-server user, 
which is the account being used when your cgi-script executes 
-- unless you spawn a shell with a different user. This guy has 
special (but limited) privileges, for obvious security reasons.

> rather than changing directories.  Solved now.  

Good to see you got over that hurdle.

> Thanks.
> Alan
> -- 
> Alan Munn
> amunn at gmx.com



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