test me test me - 1 month ago 12
C++ Question

Why I cannot send more than one parameter to PHP from C++?

I want to save data from C++ to PHP and here is what I have

string cmd = "wget localhost/tem1.php?t=1&date=1&time=1";
system((const char*) cmd.c_str());

as you can see I want to send parameter t, date and time, but it just sends t without the two others parameters, here is the output :

--2016-11-21 20:56:45-- http://localhost/tem1.php?t=1
Resolving localhost (localhost)... ::1,
Connecting to localhost (localhost)|::1|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 5 [text/html]
Saving to: 'tem1.php?t=1'

Why it only takes t ? please help me to solve this problem
* Notice :
When I write it in the link bar it will insert the data successfully
Thank you


If this is on a Unix/Linux system, the reason is the ampersand &. system executes your command by executing a shell

The system() library function uses fork(2) to create a child process that executes the shell command specified in command using execl(3) as follows:

execl("/bin/sh", "sh", "-c", command, (char *) 0);

system() returns after the command has been completed.

The shell interprets & as putting the command into the background. To prevent this, you must wrap the argument with quotes

string cmd = "wget \"localhost/tem1.php?t=" + to_string(temperature) + "&date=" + date + "&time=" + time + "\"";

This tells the shell to leave the ampersand alone.