passing parameters to php script

hello
I want to send some parameters to php script:
The script is called in this way:
<?php
exec("path_to_php.exe sript_to_call.php." > /dev/null 2>&1 &");      
?>
and I want to send one or more parameters to this script.
How can I do this? I'am not sure if this can be made with exec.
any help is welcome.
BorsecAsked:
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Loganathan NatarajanLAMP DeveloperCommented:
try like this,
exec("php -f /var/www/html/www.mysite.com/script.php contact_id=$contact_id company_id=$company_id req_amount=$amount_1 > /dev/null &");
BorsecAuthor Commented:
logudotcom: how can I use contact_id in the script?
Loganathan NatarajanLAMP DeveloperCommented:
sorry, you need to have one more output variable and to be retrieved in the script.

ref. http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/Q_23668573.html
exec("php -f /var/www/html/http://www.mysite.com/script.php contact_id=$contact_id company_id=$company_id req_amount=$amount_1 > /dev/null &", $output);
print_r($output);

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BorsecAuthor Commented:
logudotcom
sorry, but this is not working for me
if I make something like this:
exec($phpPath." ".Script.php." > /dev/null  &");      
the script is executed corectly
BUT when I make this
exec($phpPath." ".Script.php." definitionName=$_definitionName > /dev/null  &",$output);
I can not get the value of $output.
I tried to use in Script.php:
-print_r($argv) - not working
-for( $i=1; $i < $argc; ++$i){
         echo $argv[$i];   -  not working

I tried to remove  > /dev/null  & - not working
How can I get the passed value??
Ray PaseurCommented:
Try using a URL something like this:

script_to_call.php?a=3&b=5

Then use this command to see if you are getting the right information:

var_dump($_GET);

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BorsecAuthor Commented:
Helped me to find the problem.
Ray PaseurCommented:
Thanks for the points! ~Ray
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