In this article we have tried to show you the power of PHP in Shell Scripting. I am sure you must be convinced by now how flexible PHP is, also now you could use PHP instead of Perl Scripts without having to learn Perl.
Now you could access database from your Shell Scripts, send emails, creates complex applications or do whatever you could do in PHP. There is a tremendous scope to use PHP scripts and maybe someday PHP Scripts will replace Perl Scripts.
About the Author
Jayesh Jain is working as applications consultant for a health company in Auckland, New Zealand. He has several years of n-Tier development experience and is currently working with Visual Basic.NET to develop interactive client solutions. He has a passion for Web development and in the spare time he likes to write articles.