I'm trying to use the PHP passthru function to execute an OS command on Linux.
I am using it as follows. The Linux command is just to list files in a directory I know does not exist and then I am just echoing the status to make sure it's not 0.
$osexec = "ls /tp";
$status = 0;
$result = passthru($osexec, $status);
ls: /tp: No such file or directory
You are seeing
stderr plus the
$status value. To hide
stderr you could do the following:
// 2> /dev/null to hide stderr $osexec = "ls /tp 2> /dev/null"; $status = 0; $result = passthru($osexec, $status); echo $status;