I need to make a background script that is spawned by PHP command line script that echos to the SSH session. Essentially, I need to do this linux command:
script/path 2>&1 &
If I just run this command in linux, it works great. Output is still displayed to the screen, but I can still use the same session for other commands. However, when I do this in PHP, it doesn't work the same way.
`script/path 2>&1 &`;
exec("script/path 2>&1 &");
system("script/path 2>&1 &")
...And none of these work. I need it to spawn the process, and then kill itself so that I can free up the session, but I still want the output from the child process to print to the screen.
(please comment if this is unclear... I had a hard time putting this into words :P)