You can execute a .exe file with arguments from PHP and capture the output in a text file using the exec() or shell_exec() functions. Here's an example of how to do it:

<?php // Replace "your_exe_file.exe" with the path to your .exe file $exeFile = "C:\\path\\to\\your_exe_file.exe"; // Replace "argument1 argument2" with the arguments you want to pass to the .exe file $arguments = "argument1 argument2"; // Replace "output.txt" with the desired output file path $outputFile = "C:\\path\\to\\output.txt"; // Execute the .exe file with the given arguments and capture the output // Note: shell_exec() can also be used instead of exec() depending on your needs exec("$exeFile $arguments > $outputFile 2>&1"); // Optionally, you can check if the command was executed successfully // and handle any errors or exceptions if (file_exists($outputFile)) { echo "Command executed successfully."; } else { echo "An error occurred while executing the command."; } ?>

In this example, we use exec() to run the .exe file with the provided arguments. The > symbol redirects the output of the command to the specified output file. The 2>&1 part ensures that both standard output and standard error are captured in the file.

Make sure that the PHP script has permission to execute the .exe file and write to the output file location. Additionally, take care to properly sanitize any user-supplied data to prevent command injection vulnerabilities. If the arguments are user input, consider using escapeshellarg() or escapeshellcmd() to sanitize them before passing them to the exec() function.

Please note that executing external programs from PHP can be a security risk if not properly handled, so use this method with caution, especially if the arguments are coming from user input. Always validate and sanitize user input to prevent any potential security issues.

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