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Hello,

i have one php script :

http://www.xyz.com/whois.php

I want to run it from command line accepting input from command line and not like in the main page as in the picture.

#wget http://www.xyz.com/whois.php?201.192.111.22
or something like that so that i can  process/manipulate/format the text output.

What should i change it inside whois.php?

trivial?

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Cal_George earned 250 total points
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If you are trying to pass a parameter to whois.php, All you need to do is retrieve the query string, parse out your parameter(s) and process them. Something like this:

<?php
$parms = explode('?', $_SERVER['QUERY_STRING']);
$ipaddr = $parms[0];

The above will work with positional parameters. You can get a little fancier and use key word parameters such as "whois.php?ipaddress='201.192.111.22'?person='Fred Flintstone'

Your logic would step through the $parms array and find the one you are looking for and process it.
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by:michael_martinek
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Your question seems to imply two different goals. If you are running the script command line it would be like "php -f <scriptfile> <params>" and you'd access the arguments via $argv[<index>]: http://us2.php.net/manual/en/reserved.variables.argv.php

If you just want to get the result back and use a web based client to retrieve it, then Cal_George is pretty much there for what you want.

Ideally, you'd want to use $_GET, $_POST, or $_REQUEST which is a combination of $_GET and $_POST. Request parameters are strongly suggested as name/value pairs set out in RFC 3986. While it's not mandatory, straying from it may result in issues down the road. As a security element, if you are expecting data only from a GET request then you should only read it from $_GET; with similar logic for POST requests.

http://us.php.net/manual/en/reserved.variables.get.php
http://us.php.net/manual/en/reserved.variables.post.php
http://us.php.net/manual/en/reserved.variables.request.php
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Thanks BUDs.
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