executing PHP command line -> error msgs, what now? Help!

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executing PHP command line -> error msgs, what now? Help!

Postby xampp24 » 28. August 2006 13:15


i have installed the XAMPP package on my WinXP machine. Everything works fine.

The problem is - i want to execute PHP scripts via command line (in this case, a cron job).

When i start the PHP interpreter at
i get the following error message:

popup window:
"unable to load component - The application has failed to start because php4ts.dll was not found."

and in the dos command window i read:

"unable to load dynamic library libpdf_php.dll - the speficied module could not be found"

How can i solve this problem?

Thx a lot!
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Postby rwolverine » 31. August 2006 20:06

I am also interested in this, Any tips anyone?
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Postby Izzy » 01. September 2006 00:32

rwolverine wrote:I am also interested in this, Any tips anyone?

Does this give you any clues? This is php.exe for version 5.
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C:\xampp\php>php.exe --help
Usage: php [options] [-f] <file> [--] [args...]
       php [options] -r <code> [--] [args...]
       php [options] [-B <begin_code>] -R <code> [-E <end_code>] [--] [args...]
       php [options] [-B <begin_code>] -F <file> [-E <end_code>] [--] [args...]
       php [options] -- [args...]
       php [options] -a

  -a               Run interactively
  -c <path>|<file> Look for php.ini file in this directory
  -n               No php.ini file will be used
  -d foo[=bar]     Define INI entry foo with value 'bar'
  -e               Generate extended information for debugger/profiler
  -f <file>        Parse <file>.
  -h               This help
  -i               PHP information
  -l               Syntax check only (lint)
  -m               Show compiled in modules
  -r <code>        Run PHP <code> without using script tags <?..?>
  -B <begin_code>  Run PHP <begin_code> before processing input lines
  -R <code>        Run PHP <code> for every input line
  -F <file>        Parse and execute <file> for every input line
  -E <end_code>    Run PHP <end_code> after processing all input lines
  -H               Hide any passed arguments from external tools.
  -s               Display colour syntax highlighted source.
  -v               Version number
  -w               Display source with stripped comments and whitespace.
  -z <file>        Load Zend extension <file>.

  args...          Arguments passed to script. Use -- args when first argument
                   starts with - or script is read from stdin


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