Tutorial :How to generate propel ORM objects on virtual host with no include_path?


I have a dev server with several virtual hosts on it. Each one needs to be able to run the command: propel-gen ./ creole That script executes some php that reverse-engineers the database... BUT the php it executes needs to be included to do so.

There is no include_path set in the php.ini because it would be global to all virtual hosts. I need the include_path to be unique for each vhost.

How can I have this work on the command-line? (note: htaccess won't work, because command-line doesn't go through apache).

Is there another way around this problem? Perhaps passing a command-line param to set an include path? Perhaps setting something in .bashrc? :(

P.S. - The script works fine on my mac, which has a hard-coded include path


When running PHP from the command line, you can use the -d switch to define configuration options, that would normally be defined in php.ini

For more informations about what can be done when running PHP in CLI, you can take a look at Using PHP from the command line

In your case, suppose you are running this, which only displays the current include_path :

$ php -r 'var_dump(get_include_path());'  

Default output would be like this (on my machine, btw) :

string(20) ".:/usr/local/lib/php"  

Now, using -d to override include_path, this way :

$ php -dinclude_path='.:/usr/local/lib/php:/var/my/directory/lib' -r 'var_dump(get_include_path());'  

You're getting :

string(42) ".:/usr/local/lib/php:/var/my/directory/lib"  

I admit, this is pretty boring/long to type, and you will sometimes forget the -dblahblah stuff...

So, you can define an alias, a bit like this :

$ alias myphp='php -dinclude_path=".:/usr/local/lib/php:/var/my/directory/lib"'  

And now, if you are using myphp command instead of php, you don't need to specify the include_path anymore :

$ myphp -r 'var_dump(get_include_path());'  string(42) ".:/usr/local/lib/php:/var/my/directory/lib"  

This won't persist between shell sessions... So you could put the alias command at the end of your ~/.bashrc, so it's executed each time you log in :-)

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