# Re: [PHP] Re: Problems with exec() on windows

Thanks, but I tried this. Doesn't work because the path\to\gammu.exe has
spaces in it....
Haliphax, thanks for your comments. I tried escapeshellarg() to no end.

separate the arguments from the command?

Unless i'm mistaken, data written to the process's stdin (for the other
process) is not treated like an argument.

If I add the arguments to the process name/path? I'm back to square one.

Luke.

On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 6:25 PM, Shawn McKenzie <nos...@mckenzies.net>wrote:

> Kyohere Luke wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm trying to use exec to call gammu.exe and send sms on windows XP.
> >
> > This works from commandline:
> >
> > C:\path\to\gammu.exe 1 --sendsms EMS 200 -text "test1 test2"
> >
> > But if I run it through php like this:
> >
> > $command = "\"C:\path\to\gammu.exe\" --sendsms EMS 200 -text \"test1 > > test2\"".; > > @exec($command, $response,$retval);
> >
> > This always fails, returns 1 and the response is empty.
> >
> > If the last argument is a string with no spaces, and the double quotes
> were
> > omitted, it works perfectly.
> >
> > If the double quotes are added around the string with no spaces, it fails
> > again, which makes me believe that the problem is with the double quotes.
> >
> > I've used procmon and it shows that when the double quotes are added
> around
> > the last argument, gammu.exe is not even called at all.
> >
> > Problem is that the double quotes are required by gammu to send an sms
> with
> > spaces in it.
> >
> > Any ideas? :-(
> >
> > Luke
> >
>
> Why not try:
>
> \$command = 'C:\path\to\gammu.exe --sendsms EMS 200 -text "test1 test2"';
>
> --
> Thanks!
> -Shawn
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