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pclose

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

pcloseCloses process file pointer

Description

int pclose ( resource $handle )

Closes a file pointer to a pipe opened by popen().

Parameters

handle

The file pointer must be valid, and must have been returned by a successful call to popen().

Return Values

Returns the termination status of the process that was run. In case of an error then -1 is returned.

Examples

Example #1 pclose() example

<?php
$handle 
popen('/bin/ls''r');
pclose($handle);
?>

Notes

Note: Unix Only:

pclose() is internally implemented using the waitpid(3) system call. To obtain the real exit status code the pcntl_wexitstatus() function should be used.

See Also

  • popen() - Opens process file pointer

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