Ralph Angenendt wrote: > > Okay. I'm waiting for comments here - php as a scripting language? > Strange >:) > Yes and No... to many of us it may seem odd, we all know that shell scripting is faster and way more powerful than php. We also know that one could accomplish the same thing in half the lines and that this script would be able to go on ANY CentOS install with no problems using a shell script. On the other hand, you use what you know. Bourne Shell/Bash/(t)csh/etc may be too much for some. Perl is definitely a hard language to grasp as well. Php is easy to pick up. Not to mention that there are many that do not realize that php-cli can accomplish this. It maybe an unknown art that some find interesting and useful. Not php as a whole but rather using php on the command line. Either way, seems like it fits well in a tips and tricks area, because it is a trick that not many would expect... think about all our reactions when he suggested it!