Commit:    6f560b0487b48d8364a2077b97e661fd5107054e
Author:    Johannes Schlüter <>         Sun, 24 Mar 2013 
17:32:30 +0100
Parents:   de71f435d8b4e30539284c73bd910f8dcc9e8d98
Branches:  PHP-5.4 PHP-5.5 master


Document embedded server options in manpage

Changed paths:
  M  sapi/cli/

diff --git a/sapi/cli/ b/sapi/cli/
index 3ca1070..0e9d07a 100644
--- a/sapi/cli/
+++ b/sapi/cli/
@@ -42,6 +42,12 @@ php \- PHP Command Line Interface 'CLI'
 \fBphp \fP[options] \fB\-a\fP
+.B php
+[options] \-S
+.IR addr:port
+.IR docroot ]
 \fBPHP\fP is a widely\-used general\-purpose scripting language that is 
especially suited for 
 Web development and can be embedded into HTML. This is the command line 
@@ -78,7 +84,13 @@ and therefore reading from
 explicitly changes the next input line or skips input lines.
-If none of \-r \-f \-B \-R \-F or \-E is present but a single parameter is 
+PHP also contains an embedded web server for application development purpose. 
By using the \-S option where
+.B addr:port
+point to a local address and port PHP will listen to HTTP requests on that 
address and port and serve files from the current working directory or the
+.B docroot
+passed by the \-t option.
+If none of \-r \-f \-B \-R \-F \-E or \-S is present but a single parameter is 
 then this parameter is taken as the filename to parse and execute (same as 
 with \-f). If no parameter is present then the standard input is read and 
@@ -263,6 +275,20 @@ after processing all input lines
 Output HTML syntax highlighted source
 .PD 0
+.B \-\-server \fIaddr:port\fP
+.PD 1
+.B \-S \fIaddr:port\fP
+Start embedded Webserver on the given local address and port
+.PD 0
+.B \-\-docroot \fIdocroot\fP
+.PD 1
+.B \-t \fIdocroot\fP
+Specify the document root to be used by the embedded web server
+.PD 0
 .B \-\-version
 .PD 1

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