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proc_open with pipes

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I don't know why the following script intermittently crashes when I remove the sleep() call. I believe the pipes were not properly set yet before the shell statement was called, which used pipes also. This is on Windows 98 (I know it's a bit old), with PHP 5.2.5, and tlist and findstr came from the resource toolkit (

BTW I am trying to get the real PID of the process which was patched in version 5.3, but I would still want to know why the script completely fails (becomes unresponsive and cannot be killed).

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  1. <?
  2. if( strtolower(substr($argv[1],-4))!='.exe' ) $argv[1].='.exe';
  3. $p=proc_open($argv[1]
  4.     ,array(array('pipe','r'),array('pipe','w'),array('file','error.txt','a'))
  5.     ,$pipes);
  6. /*    ,null
  7.     ,null
  8.     ,array(array('bypass_shell',true)));*/
  9. if( is_resource($p) )
  10. {
  11.     print_r(proc_get_status($p));
  12.     sleep(1);
  13.     $str=shell_exec('tlist|findstr /i "'.$argv[1].'"');
  14.     echo "$str\n";
  15.     sscanf($str,'%d',$pid);
  16.     echo "PID: $pid\n";
  17.     $r=proc_close($p);
  18.     echo "<$r>\n";
  19. }
  20. ?>
Jun 16 '09 #1
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