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       php - PHP Command Line Interface CLI

       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 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 paramters -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.

       -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.

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

       -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.

       -h	      This help

       -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.

       -i	      PHP information and configuration

       -l	      Syntax check only (lint)

       -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

       -s	      Display colour syntax highlighted source

       -v	      Version number

       -w	      Display 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

		      The configuration file for the CLI version of PHP.

		      The configuration file for the CGI version of PHP.

		      The  configuration  file	for  the  version  of PHP that
		      apache uses.

		      The configuration file  for  the	version  of  PHP  that
		      apache2 uses.

       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 ... youll 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  beeing  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.

       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


       For a more or less complete description of PHP look here:

       A nice introduction to PHP by Stig Bakken can be found here:

       You can view the list of known bugs or report any new bug you found at:

       The PHP Group: Thies C. Arntzen, Stig Bakken, Andi Gutmans, Rasmus Ler
       dorf,  Sam  Ruby,  Sascha  Schumann, Zeev Suraski, Jim Winstead, Andrei

       Additional work for the CLI sapi was done by Edin Kadribasic and Marcus

       A List of active developers can be found here:

       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 5.2.0-8+etch11.

       Copyright  1997-2006 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:

       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			     2006				PHP(1)

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