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Old 05-24-2006, 05:05 AM   #1
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Can I execute a shell script from inside a php one.

Hi friends,
I was wondering whether it is possible to somehow execute some shell script from inside a php script ?
Ok, the scenerio is like this.

I have portal for my organisation, and the same is available from the intranet. The authentication is done by a user table that I have created and that stores the passwords in a sha1 hash.
Now, there are some services that I am makeing available to my users and these utilise the system account for the users.

Now when my user changes his password through the portal, I want to change the password in the user table as well as the system account. The first part is not a problem and is working as of now. I want a shell script to change the system password at the same time.

Can it be done ?

Thanks a lot.

Prabhat Soni
Old 05-24-2006, 05:13 AM   #2
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You can use system("/bin/bash")
hope helps
Old 05-24-2006, 06:40 AM   #3
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You can also just type the command in backticks (not single quotes) like so

$mystring = `uname -a`
echo $mystring


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