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$argv

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

$argvArray of arguments passed to script

Description

Contains an array of all the arguments passed to the script when running from the command line.

Note: The first argument $argv[0] is always the name that was used to run the script.

Note: This variable is not available when register_argc_argv is disabled.

Examples

Example #1 $argv example

<?php
var_dump
($argv);
?>

When executing the example with: php script.php arg1 arg2 arg3

The above example will output something similar to:

array(4) {
  [0]=>
  string(10) "script.php"
  [1]=>
  string(4) "arg1"
  [2]=>
  string(4) "arg2"
  [3]=>
  string(4) "arg3"
}

See Also

  • getopt() - Gets options from the command line argument list

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