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$php_errormsg

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$php_errormsgThe previous error message

Description

$php_errormsg is a variable containing the text of the last error message generated by PHP. This variable will only be available within the scope in which the error occurred, and only if the track_errors configuration option is turned on (it defaults to off).

Warning

If a user defined error handler (set_error_handler()) is set $php_errormsg is only set if the error handler returns FALSE.

Examples

Example #1 $php_errormsg example

<?php
@strpos();
echo 
$php_errormsg;
?>

The above example will output something similar to:

Wrong parameter count for strpos()

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quickshiftin at gmail dot com
1 year ago
While $php_errormsg is a global, it is not a superglobal.

You'll have to qualify it with a global keyword inside a function.

<?php
function checkErrormsg()
{
    global
$php_errormsg;
    @
strpos();
    return
$php_errormsg;
}
?>
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ryan kulla
5 years ago
Note: This variable doesn't seem to get populated if you're running Xdebug.
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josh at karmabunny dot com dot au
3 years ago
The track_errors parameter is PHP_INI_ALL, so you can use code like this:

<?php
ini_set
('track_errors', 1);

$result = @do_risky_thing();
if (!
$result) {
    echo
'<p>Error' . htmlspecialchars($php_errormsg) . '</p>';
}

ini_set('track_errors', 0);
?>
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