[nycphp-talk] WAMP (minus the M) forking question - also open to other ideas

Dan Cech dcech at
Wed Apr 29 08:57:03 EDT 2009

Michael J. Forte wrote:
> - I found COM(Wscript.Shell) ... $->Run(...) on the web but could not get it 
> working. It would spawn a cmd.exe but would not run the rest of the command. The 
> cmd.exe child would not die. If I ran the same command from Start > Run it would 
> work just fine.
> $WshShell = new COM(Wscript.Shell);
> $oRun = $WshShell->Run("cmd /C php.exe -f child.php");

I've had luck in the past with:

$shell = new COM('WScript.Shell');
$shell->Run('php.exe -f child.php',0,false);

The additional parameters basically tell it to skip creating a window
and not wait for the command to return.

Hope this helps,


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