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(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

$argcThe number of arguments passed to script


Contains the number of arguments passed to the current script when running from the command line.

Note: The script's filename is always passed as an argument to the script, therefore the minimum value of $argc is 1.

Note: This variable is not available when register_argc_argv is disabled.


Example #1 $argc example


When executing the example with: php script.php arg1 arg2 arg3

The above example will output something similar to:


Predefined Variables
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