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Posted on 2003-11-23
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I have this:

index.php
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<?
echo "Execute Test<br>";
$num = 1;
$array = array();
$str = exec("php.exe myFile.php",$array,$num);
echo "$str<br>";
foreach($array as $k=>$v)
  echo "$k $v<br>";
?>

This works locally on my computer (Apache 2.0.47) but doesn't work my host's server (Apache 1.3.28).  I know exec() is permitted on my host's server b/c I told them I needed to use this function and they put me on a server that allows it (also, the first server they had me on gave me an error saying exec() was disabled for security reasons when I tried to use it).  So I think the problem is in the path I giving.  I've tried these variations:

exec("/php.exe myFile.php",$array,$num)
exec("./php.exe myFile.php",$array,$num)
exec("/www/php.exe myFile.php",$array,$num)
exec("/home/{my username}/www/php.exe myFile.php",$array,$num)

php.exe is the Command Line Interface version of PHP which is in the same directory as myFile.php and index.php.  There's no output from the 'echo $str' line or the foreach loop, but I do see "Execute Test" at the top of the screen.  One difference between my local and remote exec() lines is that I give the full path (C:\...) to the php.exe locally but not remotely b/c I don't know the full remote path.  What's going wrong here?

bmh
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I got it to work.  I had to put a server directive in myFile.php that tells the server to use the PHP executable to parse the file.  I also had to chmod myFile.php to 755.

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