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Old 11-27-2006, 11:42 PM   #1
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PHP on the command line?


Is there anyone who knows how I can launch a .php scripts from the command line without using a browser?

thanks

P.S. the php script simply gets a rss link from mysql, parses it, and puts it back into mysql (this is totally automatic so a web browser is useless if that makes sense).
 
Old 11-28-2006, 12:10 AM   #2
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php myscript.php

What happens then just depends on what the script does; could be useless. For the case you decribe, it should work OK.
 
Old 11-28-2006, 12:12 AM   #3
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Maybe try this:

http://72.14.203.104/linux?q=cache:n...s&ct=clnk&cd=2

Or better yet, check out the pdf on the second result, it shows better:

http://www.google.com/linux?hl=en&lr...e+&btnG=Search
 
Old 11-28-2006, 03:00 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by jiml8
php myscript.php

What happens then just depends on what the script does; could be useless. For the case you decribe, it should work OK.

you can go a step further and actually make the PHP script executable... same way you do a CGI or PerL file...

Start the php script with: #!/usr/bin/php (or whatever your path to PHP is)
and make sure to leave at LEAST one blank line after it or the first line: <?php (most important) will not be parsed and the entire thing will not work.

Example:

#!/usr/bin/php

<?php
//just a test script
echo "hello world!\n";
?>

Save that as just plain "myscript" then "CHMOD 755 myscript", and finally "./myscript", VIOLA! You wrote your first shell php script, (I write tons of them, I don't like perl, not enough web integration.)
 
Old 11-28-2006, 03:16 PM   #5
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What you're trying to do can be done with lynx.

If it's a repeating job, just add something like this to crontab:

30 * * * * /usr/bin/lynx -dump "http://www.yourdomainname.com/yourphpscript.php" > /dev/null 2>&1

Or you can run it from the commandline.
 
  


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