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Run PHP cli script as root?

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I have a cli script and I want to run it as root.

So I run "sh-3.2#BTO.php" when pwd is the directory containing the BTO.php script file.

The cli script resides in a server document root dir. It is for changing ownership to server user for specific named files.

I am informed that "BTO.php: command not found"

I don't do this often enough to be on top of the problem/solution

But I don't remember having this problem in the past. I have copied the document root dir and contents and installed the copies in another servers document root. Then I run this cli as root to change all the permissions to server user on new server.

There are no phantom spaces in the name and O is not 0 (zero) in the name, or vis versa.

Any other possibilities?

posted Jan 15, 2018 by anonymous

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3 Answers

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Have you chmod-ed your cli script into executable? (chmod +x filename.php).

After chmod it, you can call it by using command like:

server# ./BTO.php

Don't forget to add shebang line on your cli file that refer to php executable file location.

answer Jan 15, 2018 by Sanketi Garg
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What is your first line of the PHP file? Does it contain the location to PHP executable binary (ex: #!/usr/bin/php)? If not you would need to run the php file as /usr/bin/php BTO.php.

answer Jan 15, 2018 by Jagan Mishra
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To run php cli script as root...u have to add your scrpit into chmod-ed to executable.

After that you can used command like:

server# .BTO.php
answer Sep 25 by Siddhi Patel
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