My setup is as follows: Windows 7, XAMPP with Apache and PHP enabled I have a PHP script in which I call an external program to do run a conversion. This external program is an EXE file, which requires 3 attributes:
- The source file
- The destination file
- Additional flags (conversion type etc)
When I use the command line tool built into XAMPP to execute my script, everything works fine. But when I use the exec() function in my PHP script, no output file is created. I'm pretty sure the conversion is actually happening (it takes about 5 seconds, about the same time it takes to run the PHP script).
I think it's a permissions thing, so I already moved the EXE file to the same folder as my PHP file and adjusted the permissions of the entire folder (I granted all permissions to all users). I also disabled the Windows UAC and tried to put the command in a BAT file. The file just is not created.
Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated!
EDIT: My PHP code is as follows:
exec('c:\converter.exe c:\src.txt c:\dst.txt -f', $output); print_r($output);
When I print out $output, the array turns out to be empty. When I put the exact same command in Command Prompt, the code works like a charm (no syntax errors). I use absolute paths as well.