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I would like to run a Zend Framework action to generate some files, from command line. Is this possible and how much change would I need to make to my existing Web project that is using ZF?




It's actually much easier than you might think. The bootstrap/application components and your existing configs can be reused with CLI scripts, while avoiding the MVC stack and unnecessary weight that is invoked in a HTTP request. This is one advantage to not using wget.

Start your script as your would your public index.php:


// Define path to application directory
    || define('APPLICATION_PATH',
              realpath(dirname(__FILE__) . '/../application'));

// Define application environment
    || define('APPLICATION_ENV',
              (getenv('APPLICATION_ENV') ? getenv('APPLICATION_ENV')
                                         : 'production'));

require_once 'Zend/Application.php';
$application = new Zend_Application(
    APPLICATION_PATH . '/configs/config.php'

//only load resources we need for script, in this case db and mail
$application->getBootstrap()->bootstrap(array('db', 'mail'));

You can then proceed to use ZF resources just as you would in an MVC application:

$db = $application->getBootstrap()->getResource('db');

$row = $db->fetchRow('SELECT * FROM something');

If you wish to add configurable arguments to your CLI script, take a look at Zend_Console_Getopt

If you find that you have common code that you also call in MVC applications, look at wrapping it up in an object and calling that object's methods from both the MVC and the command line applications. This is general good practice.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

The fragment part of the URL is never sent to the server via GET requests (or any kind of HTTP request for that matter), the only way you can get it is if you write a Javascript snippet that parses the URL and sends the fragment back to the server via Ajax for instance.

This can't be done with PHP alone.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

I always add the following init-method to my bootstrap to pass the configuration into the registry.

protected function _initConfig()
    $config = new Zend_Config($this->getOptions(), true);
    Zend_Registry::set('config', $config);
    return $config;

This will shorten your code a little bit:

class My_UserController extends Zend_Controller_Action
    public function indexAction()
        $manager = new My_Model_Manager(Zend_Registry::get('config')->my);
        $this->view->items = $manager->getItems();
Friday, December 9, 2022

Bootstrap class should extends the Bootstrap Abstract class.

class Bootstrap extends Zend_Application_Module_Bootstrap {
Friday, November 25, 2022


import sys, ast, getopt, types

def main(argv):            
    singles=''.join([x[0]+':' for x in switches])
    long_form=[x+'=' for x in switches]
    d={x[0]+':':'--'+x for x in switches}
        opts, args = getopt.getopt(argv, singles, long_form)
    except getopt.GetoptError:          
        print "bad arg"                       

    for opt, arg in opts:        
        if opt[1]+':' in d: o=d[opt[1]+':'][2:]
        elif opt in d.values(): o=opt[2:]
        else: o =''
        print opt, arg,o
        if o and arg:

        if not o or not isinstance(arg_dict[o], switches[o]):    
            print opt, arg, " Error: bad arg"

    for e in arg_dict:
        print e, arg_dict[e], type(arg_dict[e])        

if __name__ == '__main__':

Command line:

python --l='[1,2,3,[1,2,3]]' -d "{1:'one',2:'two',3:'three'}" --tu='(1,2,3)'


args:  ['--l=[1,2,3,[1,2,3]]', '-d', "{1:'one',2:'two',3:'three'}", '--tu=(1,2,3)']
tu (1, 2, 3) <type 'tuple'>
di {1: 'one', 2: 'two', 3: 'three'} <type 'dict'>
li [1, 2, 3, [1, 2, 3]] <type 'list'>

This code snippet will take short or long command switches like -l or --li= and parse the text after the switch into a Python data structure like a list, tuple or a dict. The parsed data structure ends up in a dictionary with the long-form switch key.

Using ast.literal_eval is relatively safe. It can only parse python data definitions.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
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