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Old 11-05-2004, 05:55 PM   #1
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php command line scripts

I just discovered that php can be used to write shell scripts. Anyone ever try this?

php command line
Old 11-05-2004, 06:10 PM   #2
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Most web developers use this as well as the DB connecting functions to create dynamic contect generation.
Old 11-07-2004, 01:07 PM   #3
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This is a rather excellent feature of PHP, and it really makes sense when:

- You have an existing body of code that you are running within your webserver, and you want to leverage that when writing maintenance scripts, e.g. cron jobs.

- You're an experienced PHP developer, but are not familar enough with the UNIX shell, or other scripting options languages like Perl and Python.
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How does this work? I heard about it but i have no idea how that goes.
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How does this work? I heard about it but i have no idea how that goes.
See here

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Old 11-09-2004, 08:02 AM   #6
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It is good to test quickly some php code...
php -r 'echo str_replace("borks", "rocks", "php in command line borks")."\n";'

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