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PHP Manual || Predefined Variables

(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

$argvArray of arguments passed to script


Contains an array of all the arguments passed to the script when running from the command line.

Note: The first argument $argv[0] is always the name that was used to run the script.

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


Example #1 $argv example


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

The above example will output something similar to:

array(4) {
  string(10) "script.php"
  string(4) "arg1"
  string(4) "arg2"
  string(4) "arg3"



This is also available as $_SERVER['argv'].

See Also

  • getopt() - Gets options from the command line argument list
  • $argc

PHP Manual || Predefined Variables