ZenTao ManualBook Info
1 Introduction
1.1 About ZenTao
1.2 Introduction PPT
1.3 Technical Support
1.4 Follow Us
2 How to Install ZenTao
2.1 Choose the best installation
2.2 ZenTao Cloud
2.3 One-click Installation for Windows
2.4 One-click Installation for Linux
2.5 Installation with Lampp
2.6 Source Code Installation (for all Systems)
2.7 Set up Virtualbox for ZenTao
2.8 Softaculous service
3 Upgrade ZenTao
3.1 Upgrade ZenTao
3.2 Upgrade by source code (for all systems)
3.3 Upgrade for one-click installation for Windows (xampp)
3.4 Upgrade for one-click installation package for Linux
4 Users and Groups
4.1 Organization Structure
4.2 Add a User
4.3 Batch Manage Users
4.4 Groups and Privileges
5 Simple Application
5.1 Project and Task Management
5.2 Bug Management
5.3 Product Management
5.4 Individual Task Management
6 Basic Application
6.1 Basic Workflow
6.2 Agile and Scrum
6.3 ZenTao and Scrum
6.4 ZenTao Tutorial for Rookies
6.5 Create a Product
6.6 Create a Story
6.7 Create a Project
6.8 Confirm Stories
6.9 Story Breakdown
6.10 Report a Bug
6.11 Manage Contacts
6.12 Customization
7 Advanced Application
7.1 Workflow
7.1.1 ZenTao Workflow
7.2 Personal management
7.2.1 My Todo
7.2.2 My Task, Story and Bug
7.2.3 My Profile
7.3 For Product Owner
7.3.1 Manage a Product
7.3.2 Manage a Product Line
7.3.3 Create and Review a Story
7.3.4 Change and Review a Story
7.3.5 Story Status
7.3.6 Notes for Writing a Story
7.3.7 Product Modules
7.3.8 Release Plan
7.3.9 Create a Release
7.3.10 Roadmap
7.3.11 Manage Documents
7.3.12 Product Planning Meetings
7.3.13 Daily Scrum, Review and Retrospective Meetings
7.3.14 Story Reports
7.4 For Project Manager
7.4.1 Create a Project
7.4.2 Set up a Team
7.4.3 Confirm Stories
7.4.4 Story Breakdown
7.4.5 Daily Standup Meetings
7.4.6 Check Project Progress via Burndown Chart
7.4.7 Check Project Progress via Lists
7.4.8 Review and Retrospective Meetings
7.4.9 Basic reports on tasks
7.5 For Development Team
7.5.1 Project planning meeting and task breakdown
7.5.2 Claim tasks and update
7.5.3 Kanban and Tree Diagram
7.5.4 Create a Build
7.5.5 Test Task
7.5.6 Resolve a Bug
7.5.7 Manage Documents
7.5.8 Confirm Bugs
7.6 For QA Team
7.6.1 Bug Management
7.6.2 Report a Bug
7.6.3 Confim and Close a Bug
7.6.4 Activate a Bug
7.6.5 Locate a Bug
7.6.6 Test Cases
7.6.7 Create and Review Test Cases
7.6.8 Manage Test Tasks
7.6.9 Test Suites, Public Case Libs and Reports
7.6.10 Manage Test Tasks
7.6.11 Execute Cases and Report Bugs
7.6.12 Reports
8 Configuration
8.1 Maintain ZenTao
8.1.1 Initialize scripts
8.1.2 Back up ZenTao
8.1.3 Recover the Deleted
8.1.4 Update Burndown charts
8.1.5 ZenTao remote host
8.2 Deploy ZenTao
8.2.1 Guest Login
8.2.2 Email Notification
8.2.3 Set Super Admin
8.2.4 Configure Static Access
8.2.5 Delete "zentao" from the address
8.2.6 Integrate ZenTao with SVN
8.2.7 Integrate ZenTao with Git
8.2.8 Integrate webhook
9 Custom Development
9.1 ZenTao customization
9.2 ZenTao Directory
9.3 Locate and Change Files
9.4 ZenTao Database Structure
9.5 Common Modules
9.6 Add Features to Menu
9.7 Set Privileges to Modules
9.8 Examples: Modify Language Prompt
9.9 Examples: set priority when creating bugs
9.10 Web Editor
9.11 Packaging Standards of ZenTao 1.1
10 Other Relevant Issues
10.1 About third-party code
10.2 How to Help ZenTao
10.3 ZenTao Business Service
10.4 Acknowledgement

Initialize scripts

2015-09-14 10:13:46
Last edited by Renee on 2018-01-11 10:58:37

ZentaoPHP framework enables the configuration and maintenance of ZenTao through commands.

The command line is very powerful, but it is a little bit complicated. So common scripts, such as scripts to back up database and to update Burndown chart, have been provided in ZenTao 4.0+. Next, let's initialize these scripts.

After ZenTao is installed, there will be two scripts in zentao/bin, init.bat and init.sh, which is applicable to Windows and Linux respectively. These two scripts are basically used to generate command lines. Why is it configured like this? Scripts, such as checkdb.php and backup.php in bin was included in ZenTao, but these scripts must be configurated before useing it. Once ZenTao is updated to the latest version, all the modified scripts will be overidden. So these two init scripts are provided to generate other scripts in ZenTao 4.0+. Now, let’s look at how to generate those scripts.

1. Windows

Use init.bat script in the Windows. For example, ZenTao is installed in i:\xampp
cd i:\xampp\zentao\bin

  • This script will notify you to enter the PHP file path, i:\xampp\php\php.exe. If other php environment is running, please enter your actural path.
  • You also need to enter ZenTao URL. Please enter your actural domain, e.g. pms.abc.com. If the Port Number is not 80, you also need to enter the port number. Notes: For the one-click installation package for Windows or Linux, the address is ( for the Pro version). "zentao" must be included (for the professional version, include "zentaopro"). 
  • When the path of php executable files is set, init.bat will automatically generate scripts, such as backup.bat and computeburn.bat.

2. Linux

For Linux, init.sh is used. Take the Linux one-click installation package as an example.
cd /opt/lampp/zentao/bin
sudo ./init.sh

  • This script will ask you to enter the path of php executable files, so enter  /opt/lampp/bin/php. For other php environment, please enter your actural path.
  • You also need to enter the URL of ZenTao. Please do it according to you actural domain, e.g. pms.abc.com. If the Port Number is not 80, you also need to enter the port number. 
  • When the path of php executable files is set, init.bat will automatically generate scripts, such as backup.bat and computeburn.sh.

3. Generate one-click installation package via the control panel for Windows

For Windows one-click installation package, scripts can be genetated through the control panel.

Notes:The access path of ZenTao is automatically calculated, when the scripts are generated through the control panel. So it might not be right. If it is wrong, you can execute init.bat manually to regenerate scripts.

4. Generate one-click installation package through control panel for Linux

For Linux one-click installation package, scripts will be automatically generated when executing start or start88 script to start ZenTao runtime. The scripts can be regenerated later through the init.sh mentioned above.

Notes: When generated through start or start88 script, the access path to ZenTao is automatically calculated. So it may be wrong. If it is wrong, you can execute init.sh manually to regenerate scripts.

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