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Doc Bug #74328 Syntax error in PHP CLI
Submitted: 2017-03-29 08:03 UTC Modified: 2017-03-29 08:14 UTC
From: namonexarap at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Documentation problem
PHP Version: 7.1.3 OS: Windows 7
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2017-03-29 08:03 UTC] namonexarap at gmail dot com
I have a syntax error when run the following bat-file.
I can't solve this problem.

Test script:
// The bat-file:
echo "echo time();" | START "Console" /B php.exe -a

Actual result:
PHP parse error: syntax error, unexpected end of file in php shell code


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 [2017-03-29 08:14 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Not a bug
 [2017-03-29 08:14 UTC]
Sorry, but your problem does not imply a bug in PHP itself.  For a
list of more appropriate places to ask for help using PHP, please
visit as this bug system is not the
appropriate forum for asking support questions.  Due to the volume
of reports we can not explain in detail here why your report is not
a bug.  The support channels will be able to provide an explanation
for you.

Thank you for your interest in PHP.

Windows' console does not work the same way that Linux's console does.
Remove the quotes from the echo. Or make use of PHP's -r switch.
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