take a look at http://www.php.net/manual/en/ref.exec.php for various methods
to run an external program.
Alternatively, you can use fopen
(http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.fopen.php) to create the non existent
file in PHP itself no need to run an external command (fopen (file_name,
"w") will create the file if it doesn't exist. Similarly delete
(http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.delete.php) will delete a file in
also you can
----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Fletcher" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2001 10:54 AM
Subject: [PHP] PHP command for issuing UNIX command???
> I wanted to know if there is a PHP code or function that would allow
> PHP to issue the UNIX command.
> What I'm doing here is I'm trying to tell PHP to create a file by
> issuing hte UNIX command then I can use the PHP to open the file to enter
> the data. Once I'm done with the file, I can use the UNIX to run the
> in the file to communicate with the modem by executing the file. When I'm
> done then I can open an another file to grab the data that had be received
> by the modem and do the PHP things to do something with hte data. When
> done, then I can use the PHP to tell UNIX to delete the file and Voila!
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