CI on the command line

Derek Jones edited this page Jul 5, 2012 · 12 revisions
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I have been working on a few random things in spare time at work, one of them is getting CI to work on the command line. Getting it to accept parameters was much easier than I expected, all it requires is a simple extension to the URI class.


Copy the file to application/libraries/


In your config, set one of the following values for uri_protocol.

$config['uri_protocol']    = "AUTO"; // Works for web and command line
$config['uri_protocol']    = "CLI"; // Command line only

Or to have it working on web with a specific uri type and command line at the same time, change path info to any of the normal CI uri types.

$config['uri_protocol']    = isset($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']) ? 'PATH_INFO' : 'CLI';

cd into your CI set-up and run index.php like below.

[quote]php index.php controller method param1 etc[/quote]

For easier interaction with command line input/output/prompts etc try this CLI library