[thelist] Improving my PHP: autoread config files?

Brady Mitchell mydarb at gmail.com
Tue Jun 30 09:50:28 CDT 2009

Barney Carroll wrote:
> Hi list,
> I'm embarking on a new PHP project and wanted to sound people out for
> something I am certain exists but have difficulty defining or searching for.
> Essentially I am looking for a method to apply PHP instructions based on
> directory in much the same way .htaccess applies to all descendants. I know
> it is possible to define core values read out by PHP globals using plain old
> .htaccess, but I would like to define custom variables, prepend PHP includes
> to files depending on various factors, etc — without having to make explicit
> reference to this configuration file in the files I wish to be affected, or
> vice-versa.
> Can anybody give me some pointers on how to go about this?

Take a look at:


" Specifies the name of a file that is automatically parsed before the 
main file. The file is included as if it was called with the require() 
function, so include_path is used.

The special value none disables auto-prepending."

This can be set in php.ini or .htaccess.


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