[nycphp-talk] apache2/php5 and include ( ) paths

Mikhail Ledvich php.mail.list at
Thu Jun 29 14:15:56 EDT 2006

You're completely right. When running  print_r($_SERVER) from the 
localhost browser I get
$_SERVER["DOCUMENT_ROOT"] = C:/AppServ/www
however, when running it from command line it's empty.

Perhaps excuse the naive question, but how do I set C:/AppServ/www as 
the Document root for when I run files from the command line?

Thank you again,

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> Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 07:10:50 -0400
> From: Jon Baer <jonbaer at>
> Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] apache2/php5 and include ( ) paths
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> What happens when you add the -C flag to the mix?  From what I recall  
> on windows you path is actually set  where your interpreter is setup  
> (ie c:/php5/php.exe) so your 'document root' in that case is really  
> c:/php5.  I could be wrong, trying running a print_r($_SERVER) from  
> your CLI program to see what differences you get.
> Are you using PHP via Cygwin?
> - Jon
> On Jun 28, 2006, at 10:46 PM, Mikhail Ledvich wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>   Perhaps someone can help me out with a weird error I am  
>> experiencing.
>> I've installed Apache2, PHP5, MySQL5 on a WindowsXP machine and
>> everything works like a charm. Except when I try to use php.exe from
>> command line. If I execute a php file from command prompt using the
>> php.exe, if the include/require paths are not entirely hardcoded
>> (c:\AppServ\www ...) but are dynamically set (../../config.php): it
>> throws errors.
>> Warning: include_once(../../config.php): failed to open stream: No  
>> such
>> file or directory in c:\AppServ\www\fill_combination.php on line 10
>> However, if I put the same into the browser, it works, but from local
>> command line I get path errors. Any ideas? I am at the end of my wits.
>> Thanks,
>> mikhail
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