How run a query in command prompt to get results from a PHP web server??

I have a web site in PHP and i want to query it but through command prompt.
This site shows me all the content in DB related to a keyword that i want to look for.

What query can i execute?
acunaaraAsked:
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Julian HansenCommented:
You probably want to get hold of a tool like Curl or WGet

Command line utils that can download a webpage.

http://curl.haxx.se/download.html
http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/wget.htm

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Julian HansenCommented:
There is also bitsadmin on Windows 7 and Powershell

Powershell example

powershell -command "& { iwr http://www.yourwebserver.com/somepage.html -OutFile savedpage.txt }"

Bitsadmin has been deprecated in favour of PS - but you can google it if you need examples.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
PHP normally works from the command.  I have quite a few PHP programs that run from the command line.  You won't see an HTML display like you would in a web browser but you can save the results to a file.
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Julian HansenCommented:
Just bear in mind that running a PHP page from the command line might not function as expected due to dependence on server pre-processing ($_GET, $_POST, $_SERVER, $_COOKIES etc)
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Things like that are always true.  Here is a simple PHP program that runs both on the web server and the command line.
<?php
// 
/// DB configuration for 'dibsiam03'
$dbhost = "10.10.10.10";    // Your database server
$dbuser = "username";      // Your db username
$dbpass = "password";      // Your db password
$dbname = "database name";      // Your database name
$dbtable = "tablename";  // tablename
$dbh = mysql_connect($dbhost, $dbuser, $dbpass) or die(mysql_error());
$dbsel = mysql_select_db($dbname) or die(mysql_error());
echo $dbh." :: ".$dbsel."<br>";
$sql = "SELECT * FROM $dbtable LIMIT 4";
$res = mysql_query($sql);
if (!$res)  print "<option>mysql_query failed, ".mysql_error()."</option>";
//$row = mysql_fetch_array($res);
while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($res, MYSQL_NUM)) {
echo '<table><tr>';
echo '<td>'.$row[0]."</td>\r\n";
echo '<td>'.$row[1]."</td>\r\n";
echo '<td>'.$row[2]."</td>\r\n";
echo '<td>'.$row[3]."</td>\r\n";
echo '<td>'.$row[4]."</td>\r\n";
echo '<td>'.$row[5]."</td>\r\n";
echo '<td>'.$row[6]."</td>\r\n";
echo '</tr></table>';
}
?>

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acunaaraAuthor Commented:
Dave.. I am using a client computer so, i cannot execute that command in the server directly since my only access is a web page, this is because of permissions.

Because of that i am trying to use the command prompt in order to make several queries with different keywords and the only output for each query is YES or NO.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
As I said, I ran that PHP program on the command line to get data from a different computer.  If PHP is installed on the client computer you can run it or one modified for your needs on the client to get info from the server.  But I think if the only output is YES or NO then you are talking about accessing a PHP program on a web server.  The basic idea is no different.
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Julian HansenCommented:
Please advise as to why none of the answers provided were valid? There were many suggestions that were valid in terms of querying a website from a command prompt?
Julian HansenCommented:
Answers were provided that in the context of the question are valid. Asker has not provided any details on why the posted solutions are not suitable.
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