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

"Kyohere Luke" <l...@beyonic.com> wrote in message
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> Eventually settled for getting rid of the spaces in the path. That worked.
> Thanks.
> Luke
>
> On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 8:06 PM, Bastien Koert <phps...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 12:48 PM, Kyohere Luke <l...@beyonic.com> wrote:
>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> proc_open
>>> 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
>>> > http://www.spidean.com
>>> >
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>>>
>>
>> try double slashes for the path and wrap the pathin quotes if there are
>> spaces in it. Or if possible get rid of the spaces in the folder names
>>
>> --
>>
>> Bastien
>>
>> Cat, the other other white meat
>>
>

Rule of thumb.  Since PHP is for web access try to avoid spaces in any
folder names you will be making accessable through either the site or php
references.  It makes life much much easier.

Frank.  Back from his binge drinking, and School applications after his
layoff.

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