How to Execute php file from another php

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I want to call a PHP file that starts like

<?php
function connection () {
   //Statements
}

I call from the PHP like this:

<?php
exec ('/opt/lampp/htdocs/stuff/name.php');
?>

I get:

line1-> cannot open ?: No such file
line 3 //Connection: not found
line 4 Syntax errror: "("

Why doesn't this correctly execute the name.php file?

Nov 18, 2020 in PHP by kartik
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1 answer to this question.

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Hello @kartik,

It's trying to run it as a shell script, which interprets your <?php token as bash, which is a syntax error. Just use include() or one of its friends:

For example, in a.php put:

<?php
print "one";
include 'b.php';
print "three";
?>

In b.php put:

<?php
print "two";
?>

Prints:

eric@dev ~ $ php a.php
onetwothree
answered Nov 18, 2020 by Niroj
• 82,540 points

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