Examples from "Phar, the PHP .exe format" talk I (Helgi) wrote.
To run any of the create scripts you will have to pass in -d phar.readonly=0 or change it in php.ini (not recommended) as Phar disables write access by default.
php -d phar.readonly=0 example2/create.php
Due to Phar not liking relative paths so the phpmyadmin example isn't working right now
Example of how you can run Phar in apache
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .phar
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerName phar.dev DocumentRoot /path/to/phar-talk-examples/web/ DirectoryIndex project.phar </VirtualHost>