News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

SitePoint PHP Blog:
Interactive CLI password prompt in PHP
May 01, 2009 @ 09:34:38

On the SitePoint PHP blog today Troels Knak-Nielsen has a quick tip for those looking for a way to have their command-line PHP scripts be more interactive.

Just a quick tip, since I spent a good hour figuring this out recently. PHP has no native way of doing an interactive password prompt, when running as CLI. You can however use bash for the task.

His method (for both Windows and Unix systems) uses shell_exec command to run a VB Script/bash command that handles the password prompt for the PHP script. The result is then passed back into a variable and returned back to the calling application.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
interactive commandline password prompt windows unix vbscript bash


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

DevX: Integrating Bash with PHP

PHPKitchen: PHP Gets a Respectable Shell At Last

Andreas Gohr's Blog: DokuWiki on a Stick

Developer.com: Combining an Oracle Database with PHP to Manage Data

DZone.com: The Wheel: Symfony Console


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


laravel threedevsandamaybe community interview development list introduction language symfony framework zendserver bugfix api podcast release series developer deployment code tips

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework