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path issue on new server

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I'm moving my sites to a new server, and finding that many of my scripts are breaking.

By experimenting, I have found that:

$histfile=fopen('daily_tih.inc', 'w');
fwrite($histfile, $hist);
fclose ($histfile);

writes the file to root, ie: /

On my old server, it would write it to the directory that the script was located in.

Is there a php.ini, apache, or some other setting that I need to change to fix this?
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i think this can help
http://in2.php.net/manual/en/ini.sect.safe-mode.php#ini.open-basedir


>>The special value .  indicates that the working directory of the script will be used as the base-directory.
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by:St_Aug_Beach_Bum
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Thank you babuno5,

In php.ini, with both my old server and my new, this line is commented out,

;open_basedir =

and I don't see any mention of basedir in httpd.conf (on either server), nor in .htaccess.

So I tried

open_basedir =.

and rebooted apache.  It hasn't made any difference though, it's still writing to root.

If it was just one script, I'd just fix it there, but there are a variety of sites.  It sure seems like it would be related to basedir, just from what I read on that page. hmmm
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by:St_Aug_Beach_Bum
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OK, let me back this up a bit.

I was running the command from root, which I guess it causing it to put that file in root. If I cd to that directory, it places the file in that directory.

Which brings me to another question.  On my old server, I ran the script via cron, along with scripts in various other directories.   Does cron make things run as it it were being run from inside that directory?

I plan to run them from cron again on this new server, but was testing and making sure they work by doing it by hand.  May have caused myself unneeded headaches :)

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by:Ray Paseur
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You might want to consider using getcwd() something like this...

$my_file = getcwd() . '/' . important.txt';

On my server, I run cron jobs out of lower-level directories and the output from the cron goes into the current directory without much ado.  I use this for generating RSS feeds.  For example,...

HTH, ~Ray
$rss_feed_file = 'rss_feed.xml';

file_put_contents($rss_feed_file, $rss_text);

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by:St_Aug_Beach_Bum
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Thank you both, been testing more and apparently when I cron something it does run in that dir.

I appreciate your comments and I learned something and got the answer by following up on what you suggested.  It's working now by cron, which is what I needed in the end :)
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Cool!  Thanks for the points, ~Ray
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