PJ wrote:

> This really needs some explanation
> I found this on the web:
> <?php echo `whoami`; ?>
> with it there was the comment "the direction of those single-quotes
> matters" (WHY ?) and it works....

GIYF - look up "back quotes".

> But this (_*FROM THE PHP MANUAL***_ * -  exec()* executes the given
> /command/ ) does not,
> |<?php
> // outputs the username that owns the running php/httpd process
> // (on a system with the "whoami" executable in the path)
> echo exec('whoami');
> ?> |
> What is going on here?

What sort of error did you get?  (it works fine here).


Per Jessen, Zürich (6.4°C)

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