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LOL, it seems like I'm posting for help here everyday.  Here's the problem of the day.

Creating a user works great!  Now my task is to get this code to make a folder.  Eventually, I want to get it to assing permissions from the user this creates to the folder it creates.

Here's the error I'm getting:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in C:\wamp\www\process.php on line 13
<html>
<body>
<?php
$username = $_POST["username"];
$password = $_POST["password"];
 
$adduser = "net user " . $username . " " . $password . " /add";
$userout = shell_exec($adduser);
echo "Adding User:  {$userout}";
 
$mkdir = "mkdir \\server\share\" . $username;
$mkdirout = shell_exec($mkdir);
echo "Creating folder:  {$mkdirout}";
?>
</html>
</body>

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Question by:subl1m1nal
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by:nizsmo
ID: 20422477
Hi sub1m1nal

This should fix it.
<html>
<body>
<?php
$username = $_POST["username"];
$password = $_POST["password"];
 
$adduser = "net user " . $username . " " . $password . " /add";
$userout = shell_exec($adduser);
echo "Adding User:  {$userout}";
 
$mkdir = "mkdir \\server\share\\" . $username;
$mkdirout = shell_exec($mkdir);
echo "Creating folder:  {$mkdirout}";
?>
</html>
</body>

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by:nizsmo
ID: 20422490
basically this line:
$mkdir = "mkdir \\server\share\" . $username;

the " is getting escaped with \ since they are after each other \", therefore we have to escape the \ but putting double \\.

Hope this helps.
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by:steelseth12
ID: 20422587
<html>
<body>
<?php
$username = $_POST["username"];
$password = $_POST["password"];
 
$adduser = "net user " . $username . " " . $password . " /add";
$userout = shell_exec($adduser);
echo "Adding User:  {$userout}";
 
$mkdir = "mkdir \\\\server\\share\\" . $username;
$mkdirout = shell_exec($mkdir);
echo "Creating folder:  {$mkdirout}";
?>
</html>
</body>
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by:subl1m1nal
ID: 20423516
What's the significance of the \ (forwardslash)?
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nizsmo earned 2000 total points
ID: 20423533
it is an escape character. Therefore steelseth's solution is correct, to represent a \ you will need double \\ to escape the escape character.

hope this helps.
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by:subl1m1nal
ID: 20423628
Ah, much help guys.  I appreciate all the experienced programers helping out a programming n00b!  Final code attached below.
<html>
<body>
<?php
$username = $_POST["username"];
$password = $_POST["password"];
 
$adduser = "net user " . $username . " " . $password . " /add";
$userout = shell_exec($adduser);
echo "Adding User:  {$userout}";
 
$mkdir = "mkdir \\\server\\share\\" . $username;
$mkdirout = shell_exec($mkdir);
echo "Creating folder:  {$mkdirout}";
?>
</html>
</body>

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by:nizsmo
ID: 20423644
did the above work? i think you missed a \,

$mkdir = "mkdir \\\server\\share\\" . $username;

should be:
$mkdir = "mkdir \\\\server\\share\\" . $username;
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by:subl1m1nal
ID: 20452186
Aboved worked fine.  This is how i understand it.  3 slashes, first one to realse, the other two for UNC name.
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by:subl1m1nal
ID: 31413236
Nizsmo brings his A game once again for PHP stuff.
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