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PHP(1)			      Scripting Language			PHP(1)

NAME
       php - PHP Command Line Interface 'CLI'

SYNOPSIS
       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

DESCRIPTION
       PHP  is	a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is espe‐
       cially 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 exe‐
       cuted.  You can access the input line by $argn.	While  processing  the
       input  lines  $argi  contains  the number of the actual line being pro‐
       cessed. 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.

OPTIONS
       --interactive
       -a	      Run  PHP	interactively. This lets you enter snippets of
		      PHP code that directly get executed. When readline  sup‐
		      port  is	enabled	 you  can edit the lines and also have
		      history support.

       --bindpath address:port|port
       -b address:port|port
		      Bind Path for external FASTCGI Server mode (CGI only).

       --no-chdir
       -C	      Do not chdir to the script's directory (CGI only).

       --no-header
       -q	      Quiet-mode. Suppress HTTP header output (CGI only).

       --timing count
       -T count	      Measure execution time of script	repeated  count	 times
		      (CGI only).

       --php-ini path|file
       -c path|file   Look  for	 php.ini file in the directory path or use the
		      specified file

       --no-php-ini
       -n	      No php.ini file will be used

       --define foo[=bar]
       -d foo[=bar]   Define INI entry foo with value bar

       -e	      Generate extended information for debugger/profiler

       --file file
       -f file	      Parse and execute file

       --global name
       -g name	      Make variable name global in script.

       --help
       -h	      This help

       --hide-args
       -H	      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.

       --info
       -i	      PHP information and configuration

       --syntax-check
       -l	      Syntax check only (lint)

       --modules
       -m	      Show compiled in modules

       --run code
       -r code	      Run PHP code without using script tags '<?..?>'

       --process-begin code
       -B code	      Run PHP code before processing input lines

       --process-code code
       -R code	      Run PHP code for every input line

       --process-file file
       -F file	      Parse and execute file for every input line

       --process-end code
       -E code	      Run PHP code after processing all input lines

       --syntax-highlight
       -s	      Output HTML syntax highlighted source

       --version
       -v	      Version number

       --stripped
       -w	      Output source with stripped comments and whitespace

       --zend-extension file
       -z file	      Load Zend extension file

       args...	      Arguments	 passed	 to  script.  Use '--' args when first
		      argument starts with '-' or script is read from stdin

       --rfunction    name
       --rf	      name Shows information about function name

       --rclass	      name
       --rc	      name Shows information about class name

       --rextension   name
       --re	      name Shows information about extension name

       --rextinfo     name
       --ri	      name Shows configuration for extension name

       --ini	      Show configuration file names

FILES
       php-cli.ini    The configuration file for the CLI version of PHP.

       php.ini	      The standard configuration file will only be  used  when
		      php-cli.ini cannot be found.

EXAMPLES
       php -r 'echo "Hello World\n";'
	    This command simply writes the text "Hello World" to standard out.

       php -r 'print_r(gd_info());'
	    This  shows	 the  configuration  of your gd extension. You can use
	    this to easily check which image formats you can use. If you  have
	    any dynamic modules you may want to use the same ini file that php
	    uses when executed from your webserver. There are more  extensions
	    which have such a function. For dba use:
	    php -r 'print_r(dba_handlers(1));'

       php -R 'echo strip_tags($argn)."\n";'
	    This PHP command strips off the HTML tags line by line and outputs
	    the result. To see how it works you can first look at the  follow‐
	    ing PHP command ´php -d html_errors=1 -i´ which uses PHP to output
	    HTML formatted configuration  information.	If  you	 then  combine
	    those two ´php ...|php ...´ you'll see what happens.

       php -E 'echo "Lines: $argi\n";'
	    Using this PHP command you can count the lines being input.

       php -R '@$l+=count(file($argn));' -E 'echo "Lines:$l\n";'
	    In	this  example  PHP  expects  each  input line being a file. It
	    counts all lines of the files specified by	each  input  line  and
	    shows the summarized result.  You may combine this with tools like
	    find and change the php scriptlet.

       php -R 'echo "$argn\n"; fgets(STDIN);'
	    Since you have access to STDIN from within -B -R -F and -E you can
	    skip  certain  input  lines	 with your code. But note that in such
	    cases $argi only counts the lines being processed by  php  itself.
	    Having read this you will guess what the above program does: skip‐
	    ping every second input line.

TIPS
       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:

	      #!/bin/php
	      <?php
	       // your script
	      ?>

SEE ALSO
       For a more or less complete description of PHP look here:
       http://www.php.net/manual/

BUGS
       You can view the list of known bugs or report any new bug you found at:
       http://bugs.php.net

AUTHORS
       The PHP Group: Thies C. Arntzen, Stig Bakken, Andi Gutmans, Rasmus Ler‐
       dorf,  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.

VERSION INFORMATION
       This manpage describes php, version 5.3.5.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright © 1997-2010 The PHP Group

       This source file is subject to version 3.01 of the PHP license, that is
       bundled with this package in the file LICENSE, and is available through
       the world-wide-web at the following url:
       http://www.php.net/license/3_01.txt

       If you did not receive a copy of the PHP	 license  and  are  unable  to
       obtain	it   through   the  world-wide-web,  please  send  a  note  to
       license@php.net so we can mail you a copy immediately.

The PHP Group			     2010				PHP(1)
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