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expect_popen

(PECL expect >= 0.1.0)

expect_popenExecute command via Bourne shell, and open the PTY stream to the process

Description

resource expect_popen ( string $command )

Execute command via Bourne shell, and open the PTY stream to the process.

Parameters

command

Command to execute.

Return Values

Returns an open PTY stream to the processes stdio, stdout, and stderr.

On failure this function returns FALSE.

Examples

Example #1 expect_popen() example

<?php
// Login to the PHP.net CVS repository:
$stream expect_popen ("cvs -d :pserver:anonymous@cvs.php.net:/repository login");
sleep (3);
fwrite ($stream"phpfi\n");
fclose ($stream);
?>

See Also

  • popen() - Opens process file pointer

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