The PHP CLI has a cool feature (
-l) that allows you to check a file to see if it has any syntax errors:
The downside to this is that it doesn’t work on a whole directory. So unless you’re willing to add every new file to a script it’s not a quick way to check all your files before deployment.
With some command line magic we can have it run on all the PHP files in our application:
I find it helpful to run my template files through this process as well:
Scott is the Director of Technology at WeCare Connect where he strives to provide solutions for his customers needs. He's the father of two and can be found most weekends working on projects around his house with his loving partner.