My question is how do you know it's not running?  If it really is a "hello
world" application, where do you want the output to go? To the browser?
That's pretty involved.  Try making it write to a file and see if it
contains any output after execution.

Mike



"Ernest E Vogelsinger" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
news:5.1.1.6.2.20021108155320.03285f28@;mail.vogelsinger.at...
> At 15:30 08.11.2002, Ladan Pickering spoke out and said:
> --------------------[snip]--------------------
> >I am unable to execute my c++ program from within PHP when it runs as a
> >cgi in Apache.
> >I am able to run:
> >
> >$cmd="dir c:\abc"
> >system ($cmd, $errCode);
> >
> >and see the content of the directory, but I don't seem to
> >be able to run a simple hello.exe (c++) file.
> >
> >$cmd = "c:\abc\hello.exe";
> >system ($cmd, $errCode);
> --------------------[snip]--------------------
>
> I think you need to either escape the backslash (like c:\\abc\\hello.exe),
> or simply use forward slashes (as c:/abc/hello.exe).
>
>
> --
>    >O Ernest E. Vogelsinger
>    (\) ICQ #13394035
>     ^ http://www.vogelsinger.at/
>



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