I found an external developer to make me a PHP script to 'snipe' Mineraft usernames.

In order for it to operate, I have to start the script from the command line using this:

php -f sniper.php > results.html

It works perfectly, but I need to have multiple instances of it running. I came to the conclusion that I needed to use something called 'Screen'. So what I'm looking for is one command that can do the following:

  • Create a new screen which will automatically navigate to /home/sniper/ and then run the command php -f sniper.php > results.html
  • Automatically kills the screen upon the PHP script terminating/ending.

Thanks for your time!

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The answer probably lies with the "nohup" command. Or you can simply add an ampersand (&) at the end of your command to send it to the background and maintain control of the CLI if your script takes a long time. which is why I guess you want to use Screen?

Ampersands on the command line

  • So the command to use would be: php -f sniper.php > results.html & – Chearful Feb 6 '16 at 17:14

You could create a script like this:

cd /home/sniper
screen -S NameOfScreen -d -m 'php -f sniper.php > results.html'

You would need to execute the script yourself the desired amount of times with bash script

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