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Hi

Can somebody show me how to make a php script that I can run from the windows command line and pass a variable to it.

A simple example is a script that echo's whatever variable was passed to it from the command line

Thanks
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joachim.claeys@teleatlas.com earned 2000 total points
ID: 18010630

http://us3.php.net/features.commandline

All the info you need ...

Simple example ( script.php ):

//////////////////////////////////////////////////
<?php
if ($argv)
   for ($i=1;$i<count($argv);$i++)
   {
       echo $argv[$i]);
    }
?>
//////////////////////////////////////////////////

Now execute: "@C:\php\php.exe script.php 1a 2b 3c 4d"

Hope this helps
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by:zattz
ID: 18010651
C:\php>php.exe script.php 1a 2b 3c 4d
PHP Parse error:  parse error, unexpected ')', expecting ',' or ';' in C:\php\sc
ript.php on line 5
X-Powered-By: PHP/4.4.4
Content-type: text/html

I removed the ")" on line 5 and I get

C:\php>php.exe script.php 1a 2b 3c 4d
PHP Notice:  Undefined variable:  argv in C:\php\script.php on line 2
X-Powered-By: PHP/4.4.4
Content-type: text/html
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by:joachim.claeys@teleatlas.com
ID: 18010869
Sorry about the typing error.

Make sure you read the introduction of the referenced php link "http://us3.php.net/features.commandline"

Depending on your PHP version / build, it's possible that you need to change php.ini settings to be able to access the argv array.

(  e.g register_argc_argv TRUE )



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by:zattz
ID: 18010882
I do apologise, I totally skipped over the link.

It's working now that I edited my php.ini to say register_argc_argv = on

Thanks:)
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