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Old 04-26-2011, 04:11 PM   #1
Shnooter
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Running a .sh file via PHP


I'm trying to run a .sh file from a PHP script. It needs to run in a screen as well as it runs a java file which needs to keep running until it's killed.

The following code works although if I try putting the path to the .sh file in then it doesn't appear to run.

Code:
$output = shell_exec('ps aux | grep http');
echo "<pre>$output</pre>";
Anyone got any ideas? I'm just experimenting at the moment

EDIT:
I've got it working with <?php shell_exec('sh /path/to/file.sh >/dev/null &' ); ?> which I had tried before... and then I remembered that the specific .sh I was trying didn't work correctly, oh well only a few hours of my life lost!

Last edited by Shnooter; 04-26-2011 at 04:25 PM.
 
Old 04-26-2011, 07:36 PM   #2
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To rule out the simple things, have you made sure that your sh file is correctly chmod'd to execute? Also, you might have to run a direct command to run the sh file, like so:
Code:
sh file.sh
Kind regards,

Josh

Edit - I didn't see your edit.... my fault for not reading too thoroughly
As a note though, you could also use "bash" instead of sh, if the file contains strictly bash code, or zsh, etc...

Last edited by corp769; 04-26-2011 at 07:38 PM.
 
  


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