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developerWorks: Command-Line PHP? Yes, You CAN!

Mar 21, 2007, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roger McCoy)

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"Of course, just the fact that you can use PHP on the command line isn't necessarily the best reason for doing so. However, you might quickly find several pleasant surprises when you first begin to experiment with PHP in this way. To begin with, debugging existing scripts becomes far, far simpler than ever. Programs that consist primarily of output with very little logic are incredibly simple in PHP. Beyond that, you can use all your knowledge of PHP to make it accomplish tasks you would never have thought of it for before. In fact, there's really nothing stopping you from using PHP as your Swiss Army knife for almost any given programming project."

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