Binary package “php5-cli” in ubuntu lucid

command-line interpreter for the php5 scripting language

 This package provides the /usr/bin/php5 command interpreter, useful for
 testing PHP scripts from a shell or performing general shell scripting tasks.
 The following extensions are built in: bcmath bz2 calendar Core ctype date
  dba dom ereg exif fileinfo filter ftp gettext hash iconv json libxml
  mbstring mhash openssl pcntl pcre Phar posix readline Reflection session
  shmop SimpleXML soap sockets SPL standard sysvmsg sysvsem sysvshm tokenizer
  wddx xml xmlreader xmlwriter zip zlib.
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 PHP5 is an HTML-embedded scripting language. Much of its syntax is borrowed
 from C, Java and Perl with a couple of unique PHP-specific features thrown
 in. The goal of the language is to allow web developers to write dynamically
 generated pages quickly. This version of PHP5 was built with the Suhosin patch.