On Sat, Aug 10, 2002 at 01:12:38PM -0400, Al wrote:
> I'm on a virtual host without a shell account and need execute a UNIX 
> command.
> ln -s ../afile.php index.php

In a PHP script, you can do this -- if permissions are favorable:

   exec('ln -s ../afile.php index.php');

> Is there some way to do this [e.g., with a htaccess file]?

In an .htaccess file, you can put this

    DirectoryIndex afile.php

> What happens when you execute UNIX commands like the one above?  Does it 
> make a file, change the config?

It makes a link in the file system.  -s makes the link symbolic.


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