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> From: "Gnanavel" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> 
> 
> > I have problem in executing  linux command
> >
> > $output=exec("ls -a");
> > echo "<pre>$output</pre>";
> >
> > the above coding works, but
> >
> > $output=exec("cp file1 file2");
> > echo "<pre>$output</pre>";
> >
> > does not works. can any one help me out of this problem
> 
> Riddle me this... exec() returns the last line of output from the result
> of
> the command. What is the last line of output when you run "cp file1
> file2"
> from the command line?
> 
> ---John Holmes...
> 
> 

When I was executing the "cp" command it doesn't return anything. 
But it returned the name of the last file when i executed the "ls" command

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