Introduction to Socket Programming with PHP
Subject:   Re: unable to run this script
Date:   2003-01-26 23:03:12
From:   dsolin
Response to: Re: unable to run this script

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!


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  • 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?

  • 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.