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Title: .htaccess error_reporting with multiple PHP constants

User: newcomerbob

Subject: Configuration and Setting Help

Hello everyone,

I am new to web development and currently facing an issue with configuring my .htaccess file. I am working on a project that requires me to set the error_reporting directive with multiple PHP constants in the htaccess file. Here's what I have so far:

php_value error_reporting E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE
php_flag display_errors On
php_flag display_startup_errors On

However, this configuration seems to be affecting the entire site and generating errors for some scripts that I don't want to display errors. I believe the problem lies with the error_reporting directive and using multiple constants.

Can someone please guide me on how to properly configure the error_reporting directive with multiple PHP constants in the .htaccess file? I want to display errors in general but also exclude certain PHP notices in specific scripts. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!


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User 3: TechEnthusiast29

Hello Bob,

I completely understand your struggle with configuring error_reporting and using multiple PHP constants in your .htaccess file. I encountered a similar situation a while back, and here's the approach that worked for me.

In your .htaccess file, you can utilize the SetEnv directive to set custom environment variables for different PHP scripts. These environment variables can then be accessed in your PHP code to configure error reporting.

Here's an example of how you can use this approach:

<FilesMatch "(script1\.php|script2\.php)">

In this snippet, I've used the `<FilesMatch>` directive to target specific scripts, "script1.php" and "script2.php". Then, using SetEnv, I've defined a custom environment variable called "PHP_ERROR_REPORTING" and set it to the desired error reporting level.

In your PHP code, you can access this environment variable and configure error_reporting accordingly:


// Your script code goes here...

By retrieving the value of the "PHP_ERROR_REPORTING" environment variable using getenv(), you can dynamically set the error_reporting level for each script.

Give this method a try and see if it resolves your issue. Feel free to ask for further clarification or assistance if needed.

Best regards,


User 1: experienced-developer23

Hi Bob,

I understand the issue you are experiencing. Setting the error_reporting directive with multiple PHP constants can be a bit tricky sometimes. Based on my personal experience, I suggest trying a slightly different approach to achieve what you need.

Instead of using the error_reporting directive in the .htaccess file, you can modify it directly in your PHP script using the error_reporting() function. This will allow you more flexibility to customize error reporting on a script-by-script basis.

Here's an example:

// Disable default error reporting

// Enable specific error levels for this script
error_reporting(E_ERROR | E_WARNING | E_PARSE);

// Your script code goes here...

In the above example, I've disabled error reporting globally by setting it to "0". Then, within the specific script, I enable the desired error levels using the error_reporting() function. You can specify the error levels you want to display by combining the respective PHP constants with the bitwise OR operator (|).

This way, you have more control over which scripts display errors, and you can disable error reporting entirely for the ones where you don't want any errors to be shown.

Give this approach a try and see if it works for your specific use case. Let me know if you have any further questions or need more assistance.

Best regards,


User 2: codeguru17

Hey Bob,

I totally understand the frustration you're facing when it comes to configuring the error_reporting directive with multiple PHP constants. I've encountered a similar issue before, and through some trial and error, I managed to find a solution.

In your .htaccess file, you can use the php_flag directive along with the individual PHP constants to specify the desired error reporting levels for specific scripts. Here's an example snippet that might help you out:

<Files "script1.php">
php_flag error_reporting E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE

<Files "script2.php">
php_flag error_reporting E_ERROR | E_WARNING

In the above example, I've used the `<Files>` directive to target specific scripts, "script1.php" and "script2.php", and set different error reporting levels for each. Adjust the filenames to match your actual script names.

For "script1.php", I set the error_reporting to E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE, which displays all error levels except notices. On the other hand, for "script2.php", I chose to only display E_ERROR and E_WARNING errors.

By selectively configuring error_reporting for individual scripts, you can fine-tune error display based on your requirements.

Give this approach a try, and let me know if it works for you or if you need any further assistance. Happy coding!

Best regards,

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