[Catalyst] myapp_test.pl - running code from the command line

David Schmidt davewood at gmx.at
Wed Nov 3 06:31:45 GMT 2010

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 5:08 AM, Jonathon Soong
<jon at investmentscience.com.au> wrote:
> Hi guys
> I am new to Catalyst and have a question :)
> I'd like the ability to run some of the code of my website from the
> command line ( a cron job ).
> Usually this would be achieved by a person logging into the website and
> clicking on a particular button which hits a controller.
> I saw that there is a myapp_test.pl that can call a particular address,
> so i tried this:
> This works fine:
> $>  perl script/myapp_test.pl /login
> I can see the HTML get printed out on my screen.
> But when I try to get to a deeper URL it does not work:
>  perl script/isrms_test.pl /my/other/url
> I think this is because there is authentication on the site?
> Is this the way I should be going about trying to do this? Is there a
> better way to do this?
> Thanks
> Jon
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Hey Jon,

What kind of code do you actually want to run?
Perhaps it would be smarter to put that code into the model and then
run a perl script from cron that makes use of that model thus
bypassing the HTML authentication (which might be ok considering the
code is run from the system)


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