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proc_open, write error to var instead file??

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For a script I need the exact output of the apache htdbm.exe to a var so
I can extract all users from a database. Now I found out that this can
be done with Proc_open. I got this script from the php website which
looks something like copied below...

Since I can not find very good documentation on this function my
question is: I suppose that the problem is with this
2 => array("file", "error-output.txt", "w") // stderr is a file to

How do I need to edit this to make the 'error' be written in a var
instead of a file..? I tried a few thing but did not succeed.

Thanks in advance, Maarten
$descriptorspec = array(
0 => array("pipe", "r"), // stdin is a pipe that the child will read
1 => array("pipe", "w"), // stdout is a pipe that the child will
write to
2 => array("file", "error-output.txt", "w") // stderr is a file to
write to
$process = proc_open("E:\\passwords\\htdbm.exe -l
$password_dir\\.htpasswd", $descriptorspec, $pipes);
if (is_resource($process)) {
// $pipes now looks like this:
// 0 => writeable handle connected to child stdin
// 1 => readable handle connected to child stdout
// Any error output will be appended to /tmp/error-output.txt

fwrite($pipes[0], "");

while(!feof($pipes[1])) {
echo fgets($pipes[1], 1024);
// It is important that you close any pipes before calling
// proc_close in order to avoid a deadlock
$return_value = proc_close($process);
Jul 17 '05 #1
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