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include – PHP exit() from within included script, exit parent script?

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

In PHP, if I use the include() or require() functions to start running code in another script, is there a way to terminate the parent script from within the child?

So say I have this in parent.php:
require('child.php');

And this in child.php:
exit();

Will that terminate just child.php, or parent.php as well?
Is there a way to terminate parent.php from within child.php, without adding any further code to parent.php?

It’s for an elaborate custom 404 error page in PHP which detects whether it’s been called by Apache using ErrorDocument, or whether a user has requested a page from our custom CMS which doesn’t exist. If it’s the latter, then I want to just require my 404.php (child) and output from that and not continue executing the parent.

Anyone know if it’s possible to terminate a parent PHP script from within an included/required script?

How to&Answers:

exit();
Will that terminate just child.php, or parent.php as well?

It will terminate the entire script.

If you don’t want to do that, but return to the including script, you can return from within an include.

Answer:

You are looking for return; command. This will terminate execution of only the child.php, and parent.php will be processed after that.

Answer:

Anyone know if it’s possible to
terminate a parent PHP script from
within an included/required script?

You can use

die();

to end the furthur execution of any script at any point. Use of Die puts an end to the parent scripts as well.

die("End");

Will output “end”.

Answer:

Actually an exit; line in your child.php will terminate current php process that means parent.php will be terminated well.

Answer:

You can also terminate an script by throwing an exception and catch it in one of the parent scripts.

This way you can control with precission which scripts to terminate and where to continue in the stack of “include / require” files.

Answer:

die and exit will both terminate without prejudice. It is an application level command which cannot be caught or undone.

Answer:

You can use return if you need to exist included file but continue from main script.

return

(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

return returns program control to the calling module.Execution resumes at the expression following the called module’s invocation.

If called from within a function, the return statement immediately ends execution of the current function, and returns its argument as the value of the function call. return also ends the execution of an eval() statement or script file.

If called from the global scope, then execution of the current script file is ended. If the current script file was included or required,then control is passed back to the calling file. Furthermore, if the current script file was included, then the value given to return will be returned as the value of the include call. If return is called from within the main script file, then script execution ends. If the current script file was named by the auto_prepend_file or auto_append_file configuration options in php.ini,then that script file’s execution is ended

Answer:

Using exit() will stop script execution and terminate the child and all parents.

Answer:

You can try to throw an exception:

throw new Exception('An Error Ocurred');