(PHP 4 >= 4.0b4)

readline -- Reads a line


string readline ([string prompt])

This function returns a single string from the user. You may specify a string with which to prompt the user. The line returned has the ending newline removed. You must add this line to the history yourself using readline_add_history().

Example 1. Readline()

//get 3 commands from user
for ($i=0; $i < 3; $i++) {
        $line = readline ("Command: ");
        readline_add_history ($line);

//dump history
print_r (readline_list_history());

//dump variables
print_r (readline_info());