I have been using MHonArc to process files inside of our applcation for
a little over a year now, but I resently wanted to change how the
processing was done and started running into some areas that confused
Presently I use this:
my $message = qx!/usr/bin/mhonarc -single -outdir=$out_dir
This is working fine, but now I need to have variables from my main
scripts available inside of MHonArc so I can process the files one time
After looking through the archives I found information about the
process_input function and tried to implement using it. It appears that
it defaults the output to STDOUT (direct to browser).
Here is what I know so far:
The mhexternal.pl file is where I can handle the custom processing of
the each file as it is created.
I could pass more options, but I would rather not hack the mhonarc code
to much if possible.
The variables I need are available when using the process_input method,
but the output is sent deirectly to the browser instead of being
controled by the Apache::ASP module.
Here is what I want to do:
I read the messages in from their POP3 account
Parse the message with mhonarc
During the parsing -
save all attachments to the users online folders.
Change the link at the bottom of the email to retrieve the file from
the online folder
In order to do that I have to know some variables from inside of the
main Perl application. Using the qx function the variables are not
available since it launches a seperate compiler. I have done some
simple tests with the process_input function, but the results are sent
to the browser instead of stored in a variable.
What I am missing?
(this is all on Linux with Apache/mod_perl)