richard at yellowgoanna.com
Fri May 23 19:41:46 CST 2003
> Wow! Would you like that gift wrapped?
Yes please. Could you also call my Mum and tell her I'll be late for
> > Hi all,
> > I'm trying to learn some PHP (and the HTML I don't know).
> I've got the
> > real basic stuff sorted, but would like either some decent
> > on specific things, or some eg code with specific things in it...
> > Specifically, the specific things I'm talking about are :
> > * Text Processing (I'm not real familiar with Perl either, so that
> > won't
> > help)
> What do you want to do?
I explain that below... Sort of.
> > * Creating a selectable and browseable list so checkboxes can be
> > passed back to PHP...
> Once you've got the output loops mastered adding drop down
> and other lists is easy. Start with a simple script that
> prints out the contents of a database table or something like
> that. Tutorials abound on the net. Then to format that data
> into a table or list or menu just requires the insertion of
> the appropriate HTML
I'm actually talking about forms here. I'm not real familiar with HTML
beyond the basics, so forgive me for being vague... :)
> > * Interacting with external commands (specifically, amrecover -- I
> > need to be able to communicate with stdin/stdout)
> I'm sure that's in the php manual
True... I eventually found proc_open, which will start a process, and
give me stdin and stdout to play with.
> > The first is simple stuff like how do I get text that looks
> like this:
> > ---
> > 2003-05-20 .
> > 2003-05-20 bin/
> > 2003-05-20 boot/
> > 2003-05-20 dev/
> > 2003-05-20 etc/
> > ...
> > ---
> You need an output loop. That'll do for a start...
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