Learn how to better integrate scripts with command-line tools. Examine using shell_exec(), exec(), passthru(), and system(); safely passing information to the command line; and safely retrieving information from it. See how to integrate closely with underlying shell commands and folding any return values into your interfaces and processes.
Using PHP Directly from the CLI on Linux
2009-05-19 General Development 6 Comments
I don’t want to be overly harsh in my criticism, but this is fairly basic. The whole article could be compressed to You can call commands line programs and out put them to a web site with php See http://us2.php.net/manual/en/function.system.php for details )I know someone at ibm decided it was worthy of publishing on developer works, so I can hardly criticize Osnews for linking.
Its true some people might not realize it, or even think about it as a possibility. Maybe it would be a good idea to categorize articles like this by language or development type ( Php, web development, shell scripting) that would make finding it easier. OSNews could be more than just news about OS es. It could be news about OSes, how to build them, the applications that run on them, and take over the world. The one stop shop for world domination.