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Disable XDebug for Code Sniffer but enable for CLII scripts I use VS Code for php development. I use XDebug, but out of the box it catches phpcs calls on linting documents, making impossible to use xdebug due to numerios interruptions.

The solution was to disable XDebug globally and enable per virtual host.

Globally it can be disabled in php.ini (or another ini file for php, in my case of OpenSuse I use custom file /etc/php7/conf.d/xdebug.ini) and then enable it in .htaccess for needed hosts or for all of them.

So in my php .ini file I have directives

xdebug.remote_autostart = 1
xdebug.remote_enable = off

And in my .htaccess file I have directive

php_flag xdebug.remote_enable on

This worked till I needed to debug a php command line script with XDebug in my VS Code. The solution was to run php with a proper key like

php -d xdebug.remote_enable=1 script.php

And finally, not to forget a key, I created a shortcut script ~/bin/pd containing code

set -o xtrace
php -d xdebug.remote_enable=1 $@

So to run a CLI script and let XDebug listen to I run command pd script.php

P.S. set -o xtrace line is not needed in general. I use it to debug bash scripts.

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