After reading so many posts in this section, I'm convinced there are no other dummies here but me. You guys are light years ahead.
I have a great understanding of the Windows environment, but lost right now in some things pertaining to Unix. See, I'm a recent convert and put my website up on a unix box.
So I have secure telnet access and FTP. But I need to "execute" a "program" on the server and have absolutely no clue. I am trying to have the server run a messageboard script, which can easily be edited on my Desktop (windows). It's on the server and is used to update my database. It's written in Perl.
Bottom line, need to find out what would be similar command to "exec" in DOS (or RUN in basic) which was used to execute the compiled program name which followed. Is there a unix equivalent to "run" the database update script?
Thanks in advance.