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August 29, 2007

How to Pipe CGI Output to ASP

This has nothing to do with Chilkat, but I thought it might be of interest to others.

This example demonstrates how to run a .exe from an ASP script, and pipe the output back to ASP.
Here’s the ASP script:

<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF">
dim Shell
set Shell = CreateObject("")
Dim Pipe
set Pipe = Shell.Exec(Server.MapPath("/cgi-bin/HelloWorld.exe"))
do while(not Pipe.StdOut.AtEndOfStream)

The HelloWorld.exe program is this C++ program:

int main(int argc, char* argv[])
	printf("Hello World!\n");
	return 0;

You can test it live here:

It’s also possible to pass command line arguments to the CGI program.

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