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Bug #8465 Cannot exec, system, passthru, backticks
Submitted: 2000-12-28 17:27 UTC Modified: 2001-04-27 19:42 UTC
From: che at atlantic dot net Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Program Execution
PHP Version: 4.0.4 OS: Windows 2000 Server
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2000-12-28 17:27 UTC] che at atlantic dot net
    print `echo hello world`;

I have tried exec, backticks, system, passthru, and they all do not work.  When running the CGI version, there is no message displayed.  When running the isapi version, I get the error message "Warning: Unable to fork [echo hello world] in c:\inetpub\wwwroot\\test.php on line 3".  It seems that this has been going on for a while now.  "CreateProcess" is a very simple Windows API call.  If PHP is going to beat ASP, this needs to be resolved.


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 [2000-12-28 18:17 UTC]
"echo" is not a command under windows, rather something built into the shell (cmd.exe). Hence the error message is correct - you can't run a command that doesn't exist. You should use something like "cmd /c echo hello world".

I'll do us both a favour and ignore your other comments
 [2001-01-03 11:11 UTC]
Duplicate of 4761
 [2001-04-27 19:42 UTC]
This is fixed in CVS. Wait for PHP 4.0.6 to be released.
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