mohur mohur - 6 months ago 17
PHP Question

How to use the PHP interactive shell

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit and I want to use the PHP interactive shell:

php -a


But it doesn't seem to work very well, a lot of syntax is incorrectly interpreted.

When I run
php -a
it displays:

interactive mode enabled


And just a cursor blinking.

I'm using: PHP 5.4.13-2~precise+1 (cli) (built: Mar 21 2013 12:17:18)

How do I use the PHP interactive shell?

Answer

Try installing http://www.phpsh.org/ it is probably the easiest solution.

Steps: (assuming dependency's installed)

  1. git clone https://github.com/facebook/phpsh
  2. cd phpsh
  3. sudo python setup.py install
  4. phpsh