I know that PHP CLI is usually used because of none time limits and primary because it is not using Apache threads/processes.
But is there any way how to explicitly set the max_execution_time for some scripts which i don't want to have the freedom of "unlimited time" and just want to keep those script under control?
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Edit: I've been Googling a bit and found the right parameter:
php -d max_execution_time=5 script.php
The documentation says that when running in command line mode, the default is 0 (unlimited). It doesn't say that you cannot override it:
set_time_limit(10); // this way ini_set('max_execution_time', 10); // or this way
Edit: I just tried it myself, and it works as expected.
F:\dev\www>c:php -f index.php PHP Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 2 seconds exceeded in F:\dev\www\index.php on line 3 Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 2 seconds exceeded in F:\dev\www\index.php on line 3