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PHP5 > passthru() > Redirecting output to a file?

Geoff Millikan
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
At the link below, the PHP manual says that "Note: If you start a program using this function and want to leave it running in the background, you have to make sure that the output of that program is redirected to a file or some other output stream or else PHP will hang until the execution of the program ends."

Could someone post a simple example of how to redict output to a file using the passthru() function?

Thanks!

http://us3.php.net/manual/en/function.passthru.php

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passthru("the_command with params 2>/dev/null 1>/some/file &");
where 2 means stderr and 1 means stdout

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Sorry, I'm on Windows...  Can you try that example again in Bill Gates jargon...
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