I mean, holy crap though. This is really a time when the fate of newbies rests in your comments. There was a time when I would have gone an just used your suggestion. Especially after seeing your standing with PerlMonks.
A) think the original post is so incredibly stupid that he won't realize theres no security in that script
I know you are aggrivated so please don't think that I am speaking down to you. Stupid is not the same as new and inexperianced.
or B) want me to write all of the original posts code for him.
I don't speak for everyone here, so these are my own thoughts. I don't expect you to write code for a person at all. It is nice when you do, but it isn't required.
When you posted this code...
It looked as if you were saying 'Look, dumbass...do this.' If you would have posted some kind of 'this is a major nono, but it works' or something, anything; then your node wouldn't have been downvoted so much.Um: use CGI; my $cmd = param('cmd'); print `$cmd`;
I really respect you as a person and a perlmonk. Please don't take this as an attack
With great power comes great respondsiblity -- Ben Parker, Amazing Fantasy #15