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[nycphp-talk] php for mailing list app?

drydell at optonline.net drydell at optonline.net
Mon Jun 26 13:52:14 EDT 2006


you can run a detached background task by either turning off std out and err:

shell_exec("env -i /your/path/to/php -q -f /your/path/to/script.php >&- <&- 2>&- &");

or directing them to /dev/null:

shell_exec("env -i /your/path/to/php -q -f /your/path/to/script.php  2>>/dev/null >&- <&- >>/dev/null &");


----- Original Message -----
From: robyn overstreet <robynover at gmail.com>
Date: Monday, June 26, 2006 1:07 pm
Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] php for mailing list app?

> On 6/26/06, Donald J Organ IV <dorgan at optonline.net> wrote:
> > I believe that if you run the script that sends the emails from the
> > command line using say cron that the PHP has no max execution time.
> > This may help.
> 
> Thank you. That's helpful. It makes sense that if I run the script
> behind the scenes, not only will it not time out, but the user won't
> be affected by the 'long' time it takes to send mail. Since I'm
> writing a web application, though, I don't think cron will help -- I
> need to run the script (not in the browser) when the user hits "send
> to subscribers". Any suggestions on how to do this?
> 
> Thanks
> Robyn
> 
> 
> >
> > robyn overstreet wrote:
> > > Hi all-
> > > I'm working on a mailing list (announcement only) for a client 
> and I'm
> > > trying to decide if using PHP is the way to go. I'm more 
> comfortable> > with PHP than with Perl, but it seems that Perl has 
> better email
> > > handling modules available.
> > >
> > > When I've worked with PHP mail() before, my experience was 
> that even a
> > > relatively small list of about 50 addresses took a while to loop
> > > through and send. I'm concerned that the server will time out 
> for a
> > > larger list. I'm wondering if I need to make a socket connection.
> > >
> > > Can anyone point me in a good direction to research?
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance-
> > > Robyn
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