does using system() work?
what about back-ticks? - `funky script stuff here`;

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Rennie [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002 3:14 PM
Subject: [PHP] Execing problems

Hi all,

I have a seperate perl script that I need to start running from a php
script. The script does a fork into the backgroup and exits.

when i do an

exec("funky script stuff here");

The page just hangs trying to load again, apparently after I call the

I've also tried 

exec("script stuff &") 

but it does the same thing.

Any ideas anybody ?


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