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Subject:   Re: unable to run this script
Date:   2003-01-25 10:05:42
From:   dsolin
Hi there,

Could you please specify exactly what problem you have? If we could see the error messages you get, it would be much easier to help out.

If you needed general information about running PHP scripts, see this URL:


All best,

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  • Re: unable to run this script
    2003-01-29 22:53:09  manjay_dwivedi [View]

    Hi Daniel

    See i'm able to run this script through telnet
    using command php sock.php
    but how i run this script through browser.


    • Re: unable to run this script
      2003-01-29 23:00:54  dsolin [View]

      Hi again,

      Take a look at one of the articles here at ONLamp that covers the PHP installation process:


      Good luck!

  • Re: unable to run this script
    2003-01-26 22:20:59  manjay_dwivedi [View]

    see how i'm trying to run this script

    i put this script in my /var/www/html/sock/

    when i trying to run this through command line

    it's shwing me error --no such directory or file found
    but the file is exist in that directory
    i'm using PHP ver-4.0 and Apachi server on linux .
    could u plz tell wat the exact way .



    • Re: unable to run this script
      2003-01-26 23:03:12  dsolin [View]

      Hi again!

      Given that /var/www/html is your web root, you can either run the script by making a usual HTTP request:


      Or, you can (is you indicate above) run it via the command-line. However, to do this you must have PHP as a binary (a program that can interpret PHP code). If you don't know if you have this, try the following:

      root@localhost# cd /var/www/html/sock
      root@localhost# php sock.php

      If this get the script executed, you're safe. If it returns a "php: command not found", you need to install/compile a PHP binary.

      When you do have a PHP binary, you can also add a so-called "shebang" at the top of your script:


      and then do a 'chmod 755 sock.php' to make it executable. By this, you will be able to run the script by just typing its name on the command-line:

      root@localhost# cd /var/www/html/sock
      root@localhost# ./sock.php

      Hope this helps!

      • Re: unable to run this script
        2003-01-29 03:11:42  manjay_dwivedi [View]

        thankx a lot dear
        now i'm enable to run the script.

        thanx a lot 4 coopration.
      • Re: unable to run this script
        2003-01-29 02:45:00  manjay_dwivedi [View]

        how i find where is the binary of php on my linux server.
        Is the default path is --/usr/local/bin/

        yeah i got error when i trying to run php sock.php
        it's giving me command not found error .
        wat i should do ,where is the fault.

        plz try to solve the problem.

        • Re: unable to run this script
          2003-01-29 02:51:12  dsolin [View]

          Hi again,

          Did you compile and install PHP from source? If so, recompile it but this time run the configure-script without the --with-apxs switch:

          cd <php-src-dir>
          ./configure --prefix=/usr/local

          This should generate a php binary (a file called 'php') in your <php-src-dir>. Simply copy this file to /usr/local/bin:

          cp php /usr/local/bin

          If you installed PHP from a binary package, try to find a CGI-version of the package, and install that one. What Linux distribution do you use?