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Old 02-14-2005, 07:07 PM   #1
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Call a shell script from php?

I have a shell script named "start" that starts a gameserver for me:


start=`date '+%H:%M on %d/%m/%y'`
echo "CoD UO Match server started @ $start" >>/usr/servers/coduomatch1/CoDUOMatch1.log
screen -A -m -d -S CoDUOMatch1 ./coduo_lnxded +set net_port 28965 +exec coduo_sd.cfg +set sv_cheats 0 +map_rotate +set fs_homepath /usr/servers/coduomatch1 +set fs_basepath /usr/servers/coduomatch1 >/dev/null 2>&1 &
echo $! >

I would like to make a simple web page with a button on it to call this script. I can't seem to find any info on how to do this using my usual search methods. Can someone point me in the right direction?
Old 02-14-2005, 07:14 PM   #2
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I don't know if php will success with screen program, anyway try :

make a form with action="script.php"

And for script.php :
PHP Code:
Maybe edit your start script to give the full path to screen program in case
Old 02-15-2005, 01:51 AM   #3
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Use passthru() function it replaces both exec() and system(). It will execute shell script (or other program( and display raw output to your interface. Better read


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