system() command will let you run command line and shell stuff. It probably requires proper permissions on your ISP configuration.
$last_line = system(‘PATHTO_COMMAND’, $retval);
Why do I need this? For the life of me I can’t figure out how to run a simple shell script through
I saw somewhere that the cron would be something like this but it does not work:
10 * * * `/bin/sh PATHTOSCRIPT`
Inspired by Drupal’s
cron.php stuff that runs search indexing, I wrote a PHP script that will run my shell commands. Since the scripts can echo to standard out, the PHP command will print the debugging results to the web page. Now I can check the status of my script without logging in through SSH every time.
There is definitely a better way to do this. Let me know if you can think of something. If anyone knows how to run a shell script (
cron via cPanel’s
cron admin please let me know.