- Parse and execute a php script:php [file]- Check syntax on (i.e. lint) a PHP script:php -l [file]- Run PHP interactively:php -a- Run PHP code (Notes: Don't use ?> tags; escape double quotes with backslash):php -r "[code]"- Start a PHP built-in web server in the current directory:php -S [host:port]
php [options] [ -f ] file [[--] args...]
php [options] -r code [[--] args...]
php [options] [-B code] -R code [-E code] [[--] args...]
php [options] [-B code] -F file [-E code] [[--] args...]
php [options] -- [ args...]
php [options] -a
PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. This is the command line interface that enables you to do the following:
You can parse and execute files by using parameter -f followed by the name of the file to be executed.
Using parameter -r you can directly execute PHP code simply as you would do inside a .php file when using the eval() function.
It is also possible to process the standard input line by line using either the parameter -R or -F. In this mode each separate input line causes the code specified by -R or the file specified by -F to be executed. You can access the input line by $argn. While processing the input lines $argi contains the number of the actual line being processed. Further more the parameters -B and -E can be used to execute code (see -r) before and after all input lines have been processed respectively. Notice that the input is read from STDIN and therefore reading from STDIN explicitly changes the next input line or skips input lines.
If none of -r -f -B -R -F or -E is present but a single parameter is given then this parameter is taken as the filename to parse and execute (same as with -f). If no parameter is present then the standard input is read and executed.
Run PHP interactively. This lets you enter snippets of PHP code that directly get executed. When readline support is enabled you can edit the lines and also have history support.
Bind Path for external FASTCGI Server mode (CGI only).
Do not chdir to the script's directory (CGI only).
Quiet-mode. Suppress HTTP header output (CGI only).
Measure execution time of script repeated count times (CGI only).
Look for php.ini file in the directory path or use the specified file
No php.ini file will be used
Define INI entry foo with value bar
Generate extended information for debugger/profiler
Parse and execute file
Make variable name global in script.
Hide script name (file) and parameters (args...) from external tools. For example you may want to use this when a php script is started as a daemon and the command line contains sensitive data such as passwords.
PHP information and configuration
Syntax check only (lint)
Show compiled in modules
Run PHP code without using script tags '<?..?>'
Run PHP code before processing input lines
Run PHP code for every input line
Parse and execute file for every input line
Run PHP code after processing all input lines
Output HTML syntax highlighted source
Output source with stripped comments and whitespace
Load Zend extension file
Arguments passed to script. Use '--' args when first argument starts with '-' or script is read from stdin
name Shows information about function name
name Shows information about class name
name Shows information about extension name
name Shows configuration for extension name
Show configuration file names
The configuration file for the CLI version of PHP.
The standard configuration file will only be used when php-cli.ini cannot be found.
php -r 'echo "Hello World\n";'
You can use a shebang line to automatically invoke php from scripts. Only the CLI version of PHP will ignore such a first line as shown below:
For a more or less complete description of PHP look here: http://www.php.net/manual/
You can view the list of known bugs or report any new bug you found at: http://bugs.php.net
The PHP Group: Thies C. Arntzen, Stig Bakken, Andi Gutmans, Rasmus Lerdorf, Sam Ruby, Sascha Schumann, Zeev Suraski, Jim Winstead, Andrei Zmievski.
Additional work for the CLI sapi was done by Edin Kadribasic, Marcus Boerger and Johannes Schlueter.
A List of active developers can be found here: http://www.php.net/credits.php
And last but not least PHP was developed with the help of a huge amount of contributors all around the world.
This manpage describes php, version 5.3.3.
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