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Shell scripting with PHP CLI

Posted on 02 November 2002 by Demian Turner

from devArticles – this article exlpains how you can use PHP to do what was once only possible in Perl
I know that you all want to get rid of Perl Scripts because of their complexity and the fact that Perl is not an easy language to learn. With the introduction of PHP version 4.2, PHP has started supporting a new SAPI (Server Application Programming Interface) called CLI (Command Line Interface). This facility was introduced to help developers create small shell application (scripts) with PHP, meaning that you can kiss Perl goodbye forever!

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