Thanks -- its ui_print_unbuffered_header.

But after the page is displayed, I want to force a redirect to another page -- how would I do it

Something like:
&ui_print_unbuffered_header('please wait');
system('date');
print "<BR>\n";
sleep(5);
system('date');
print "<BR>first line\n<BR>";
sleep(5);
system('date');
print "<BR>second line\n<BR>";

footer();

# redirect('index.cgi');

marty


On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 1:47 PM, Jamie Cameron <jcameron@webmin.com> wrote:

Try using un_print_unbuffered_header instead of ui_print_header 

On 20/May/2014 21:20 marty leisner <maleisner@gmail.com> wrote ..

I'm having a problem where my page is delivered on the network at the same time -- after the delay (I used wireshark to
monitor this)

What I want tried is:

ui_print_header('please wait');
footer();
sleep(5);
print "final\n<BR>";

I would have expected to see the header render, a delay, and "final".

Its all happening after the delay.

What I really want to do is:

display "please wait"
run a long command
redirect to another page (after the command runs)

marty


On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 4:19 PM, Jamie Cameron <jcameron@webmin.com> wrote:
On 20/May/2014 09:27 marty leisner <maleisner@gmail.com> wrote ..
> When having a custom module in webmin execute time consuming commands, how
> would I add a
> "please wait" message until the command is finished (without user
> interaction).
>
> I.e.:
>
> start_please_wait();
> system("long_command");
> stop_please_wait();

In some modules, I've had Webmin print out a series of dots (one per second)
while performing some long operation. The code is like :

print "Doing something slow ..";
launch_slow_op_in_background();
while(!done_slow_op()) {
  sleep(1);
  print ".";
  }
print "<br>\n";
print ".. done<p>\n";

 - Jamie

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