How to use the PHP command line

  • Knowledge needed: Basic PHP
  • Requires: PHP
  • Project Time: About 10 minutes

Using PHP from the command line allows us to use our PHP skills in a whole new world. You can run individual PHP scripts and also run PHP ad-hoc, as you type it. There are tools to check the version and configuration of PHP, and get information about any of the functions, extensions and so on – perfect for being on a plane trying to remember if it's needle or haystack that comes first! Let's take a look at what we can do with this tool.

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