----- Original Message -----
From: Sean Burlington <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Newsgroups: php.db
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2003 1:11 PM
Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] Problem in executing linux command from PHP


> Gnanavel wrote:
> > 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
> >
> > 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
> >
>
> try it on the command line ..
>
> `cp file1 file2` doesn't return anything - so your script probably is
> working as it correctly returns nothing.
>
> if you want to see output try
>
> `cp -v file1 file2`
>
> --
>

Thanks for help
The problem is the file is not copied to destination folder. I experience
the problem for all file modification commands like "mv" etc..
I am unable run a shell script file from php which contains file
modification commands.

> Sean

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