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[REBOL] [shell core] Shell access for rebol/core on win32

From: luke:marmaladefoo at: 10-Jan-2004 14:14

Dear list I've been annoyed at the lack of shell access in REBOL for some time now. So I have implemented a simple fix. I know others have done other fixes, but this works for me. This setup is for Windows, for unix you would have to write a slightly different cgi page. It requires a cgi-compatible webserver (e.g. Apache, Xitami etc) and python with the python win32 extensions. python: python win32 extensions: My contribution are the two scripts below. One REBOL script which sends the command to the python cgi script running on a webserver on the same machine. I use Xitami because it is small and easy to configure, but if you are running Apache, that should work too. It uses base64 encoding of the command-line and response to ensure correct transfer of data without corruption. It could be tightened up to increase security (e.g. only permit connections from, but that is left as an exercise for the reader. Enjoy! - Luke _____REBOL SHELL CLIENT___________ ;---the function "call" ;---relies on a python CGI-script which takes one argument "cmd" (base64 encoded command) ;---and returns the result base64 encoded. ;---you will have to set shell-server-url as appropriate shell-call: func [shell-string /local rslt shell-server-url] [ shell-server-url: http://localhost/cgi-bin/python/ rslt: read to-url rejoin [shell-server-url "?cmd=" enbase/base shell-string 64] return to-string (debase/base :rslt 64) ] _____PYTHON CGI SHELL SERVER____________ #!/c:\python22\bin\python.exe import cgi import win32pipe import base64 print "Content-Type: text/plain\n\n" #assume cmd is base64 encoded cmd = base64.decodestring(The_Form["cmd"].value) #open a pipe with that command f = win32pipe.popen(cmd) #return the response base64 encoded print base64.encodestring( #close the pipe f.close() __________________________________________ Various gadgets widgets, links and chat __________________________________________<