[clug] Browsers executing commands
matt at xomerang.com
Mon Apr 5 05:09:53 GMT 2004
> I've been wanting to put together a couple of HTML pages that embed
> useful shell commands and other programs for me. Ideally, I'd like to
> be able to activate them with a click. Effectively, I want URIs like
> '<a href="shell://balsa">Mail client</a>'.
> And before anyone mentions it, I do appreciate the problem with someone
> tricking me into clicking on '<a href="shell://rm -rf ~/">'.
> Is there a partway solution? I'm hoping to not have to embed GtkHTML or
> Konqueror if I can avoid it.
> ATM I'm thinking of starting a mini-webserver and working it that way,
> but it seems a bit of overkill.
> References to other similar projects would also be appreciated.
you might want to consider running apache and mod_python, then doing a
simple Python script that takes a URL arg and passes the arg value
(the shell command) to popen4, for example.
you'd want to be careful about access, i suspect ;)
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