xDebug PHP CLI Applications in Eclipse

I have some phpunit test cases which I need to debug in my eclipse .
I’m trying to explain the debugging setup in the following situation

  • Run PHPUnit from Command Line
  • Debug from eclipse

Step 1 :  Install xDebug

more comprehensive guide to install xDebug is here https://xdebug.org/docs/install

Step 2 : php.ini Settings

[XDEBUG]
zend_extension = full\path\to\xdebug\extension
xdebug.remote_enable=1
xdebug.remote_host="localhost"
xdebug.remote_port=9000
xdebug.remote_handler="dbgp"
xdebug.remote_autostart=On

Step 3 : Eclipse Setup

      Set up as the highlighted fields in below screenshots

Step 3.1 : Setup PHP and xDebug executables

php-eclipse-setup1

 

Step 3.2 : setup Debug

php-xdebug-eclipse2

 

php-xdebug-eclipse3

File Information is Cached by PHP

PHP Caches file metadata in status cache , causing wrong(cached) output from these file operation functions

stat(), lstat(), file_exists(), is_writable(), is_readable(), is_executable(), is_file(), is_dir(), is_link(), filectime(),fileatime(), filemtime(), fileinode(), filegroup(), fileowner(), filesize(), filetype(), and fileperms().

when i use filesize() function , I intend to get the correct size . I feel there is no valid reason behind caching this

WORKAROUND

call clearstatcache() before calling any of the above mentioned functions