Today I needed to use WP CLI to do a search and replace and found that they’re running 0.10.0-alpha, which doesn’t have search-replace in it.
No sweat, I downloaded wp-cli.phar and tried to run it, but it said
Fatal error: Class 'Phar' not found in /home/topher1/wp-cli.phar on line 3
because while I’m running 5.4 on my site, you get 5.2 on the command line.
I wanted to use at least 5.3, so here’s what I did:
First make sure you have the wp-cli.phar file in your home dir.
Secondly create this file:
~/.php/5.3/phprc and put this inside it:
detect_unicode = Off
phar.readonly = Off
phar.require_hash = Off
suhosin.executor.include.whitelist = phar
That tells PHP 5.3 to enable phar.
Lastly you can specifically call PHP 5.3 on the command line, like this:
/usr/local/bin/php-5.3 ~/wp-cli.phar --info
Then you’re all set.