Francis Hwang wrote:
> Hey all,
> 
..

> 
> But the same script doesn't work in Apache ... it runs the external 
> script, but hangs and doesn't exit. I guess Apache is treating the 
> spawning of external processes differently. Anybody have experience with 
> this? Is there some really obvious solution I'm missing?

Hack, off the top of my head, untested (but I may yet go try it)
Write a task to crontab and set the time a few seconds from now.

Or: Just have a cron job that pulls tasks off a file-based queue.

Plus the usual caveats about duplication, notification, hung tasks, and 
so on.

James