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Command Line PHP variable

I am able to issue command line php such as:

C:\>php test.php

And everything runs fine.

But, when I try to send a variable:

C:\>php test.php?my_variable=hello

It fails with a:

Could not open input file test.php?my_variable=hello

Where am I going wrong?
1 Solution
>Where am I going wrong?

the system try to find the file test.php?my_variable=hello (and not file test.php as you want)
C:\>php test.php hello

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in you code (test php) :

echo $_SERVER["argv"][1];


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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
"test.php?my_variable=hello" is something a web server would recognize as a URL with a query string.  That is not the way it is done on the command line because the command line version does not run thru the web server.  I think you need to come to an understanding of the difference because you have several questions here that confuse those two different ways of running PHP.
Ray PaseurCommented:
Instead of running PHP from the command line, I always put my scripts on my web server and test them there, over the internet, in the live environment that is exactly where they will run, when they are released into the wild.  It saves me a lot of confusion.  You might want to think about that.  My "build process" usually consists of Save->Ftp->Refresh.  Lather, rinse, repeat.  Easy!
hrolsonsAuthor Commented:

I totally see what you're saying, but in this case, the php file is manipulating images(adding the border), and will never leave my machine.
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