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error_reporting设置应该报告何种 PHP 错误

说明

error_reporting ([ int $level ] ) : int

error_reporting() 函数能够在运行时设置 error_reporting 指令。 PHP 有诸多错误级别,使用该函数可以设置在脚本运行时的级别。 如果没有设置可选参数 levelerror_reporting() 仅会返回当前的错误报告级别。

参数

level

新的 error_reporting 级别。 可以是一个位掩码也可以是一个已命名的常量。 强烈建议使用已命名的常量,以确保兼容将来的版本。 由于错误级别的添加、整数取值范围的增加, 较久的基于整数的错误级别不会总是和预期的表现一致。

可用的错误级别常量及其实际含义描述在了 predefined constants 中。

返回值

返回旧的 error_reporting 级别,或者在 level 参数未给出时返回当前的级别。

更新日志

版本 说明
5.4.0 E_STRICT 成为 E_ALL 的一部分
5.3.0 引入 E_DEPRECATEDE_USER_DEPRECATED
5.2.0 引入 E_RECOVERABLE_ERROR
5.0.0 引入 E_STRICT (但不包括在 E_ALL 之内)。

范例

Example #1 error_reporting() 范例

<?php

// 关闭所有PHP错误报告
error_reporting(0);

// Report simple running errors
error_reporting(E_ERROR E_WARNING E_PARSE);

// 报告 E_NOTICE也挺好 (报告未初始化的变量
// 或者捕获变量名的错误拼写)
error_reporting(E_ERROR E_WARNING E_PARSE E_NOTICE);

// 除了 E_NOTICE,报告其他所有错误
error_reporting(E_ALL E_NOTICE);

// 报告所有 PHP 错误 (参见 changelog)
error_reporting(E_ALL);

// 报告所有 PHP 错误
error_reporting(-1);

// 和 error_reporting(E_ALL); 一样
ini_set('error_reporting'E_ALL);

?>

注释

Warning

虽然 error_reporting 增强了 包含 E_STRICT 错误的能力(反之亦然),但大多数 E_STRICT 的错误是在编译时被评估的, 所以不会在文件中被报告。

Tip

传入 -1 的值将尽可能显示所有错误, 甚至包括将来 PHP 可能加入的新的错误级别和常量。 至 PHP 5.4,常量 E_ALL 有同样的行为。

参见

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User Contributed Notes 26 notes

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info at hephoz dot de
11 years ago
If you just see a blank page instead of an error reporting and you have no server access so you can't edit php configuration files like php.ini try this:

- create a new file in which you include the faulty script:

<?php
error_reporting
(E_ALL);
ini_set("display_errors", 1);
include(
"file_with_errors.php");
?>

- execute this file instead of the faulty script file

now errors of your faulty script should be reported.
this works fine with me. hope it solves your problem as well!
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dave at davidhbrown dot us
14 years ago
The example of E_ALL ^ E_NOTICE is a 'bit' confusing for those of us not wholly conversant with bitwise operators.

If you wish to remove notices from the current level, whatever that unknown level might be, use & ~ instead:

<?php
//....
$errorlevel=error_reporting();
error_reporting($errorlevel & ~E_NOTICE);
//...code that generates notices
error_reporting($errorlevel);
//...
?>

^ is the xor (bit flipping) operator and would actually turn notices *on* if they were previously off (in the error level on its left). It works in the example because E_ALL is guaranteed to have the bit for E_NOTICE set, so when ^ flips that bit, it is in fact turned off. & ~ (and not) will always turn off the bits specified by the right-hand parameter, whether or not they were on or off.
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&IT
2 months ago
error_reporting(E_ALL);
if (!ini_get('display_errors')) {
    ini_set('display_errors', '1');
}
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Fernando Piancastelli
15 years ago
The error_reporting() function won't be effective if your display_errors directive in php.ini is set to "Off", regardless of level reporting you set. I had to set

display_errors = On
error_reporting = ~E_ALL

to keep no error reporting as default, but be able to change error reporting level in my scripts.
I'm using PHP 4.3.9 and Apache 2.0.
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adam at adamhahn dot com
3 years ago
To expand upon the note by chris at ocproducts dot com. If you prepend @ to error_reporting(), the function will always return 0.

<?php
error_reporting
(E_ALL);
var_dump(
   
error_reporting(), // value of E_ALL,
   
@error_reporting() // value is 0
);
?>
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keithm at aoeex dot com
10 years ago
Some E_STRICT errors seem to be thrown during the page's compilation process.  This means they cannot be disabled by dynamically altering the error level at run time within that page.

The work-around for this was to rename the file and replace the original with a error_reporting() call and then a require() call.

Ex, rename index.php to index.inc.php, then re-create index.php as:

<?php
error_reporting
(E_ALL & ~(E_STRICT|E_NOTICE));
require(
'index.inc.php');
?>

That allows you to alter the error reporting prior to the file being compiled.

I discovered this recently when I was given code from another development firm that triggered several E_STRICT errors and I wanted to disable E_STRICT on a per-page basis.
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Rash
5 years ago
If you are using the PHP development server, run from the command line via `php -S servername:port`, every single error/notice/warning will be reported in the command line itself, with file name, and line number, and stack trace.

So if you want to keep a log of all the errors even after page reloads (for help in debugging, maybe), running the PHP development server can be useful.
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ecervetti at orupaca dot fr
11 years ago
It could save two minutes to someone:
E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE  integer value is 6135
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rojaro at gmail dot com
9 years ago
To enable error reporting for *ALL* error messages including every error level (including E_STRICT, E_NOTICE etc.), simply use:

<?php error_reporting(-1); ?>
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forcemdt
6 years ago
Php >5.4

Creating a Custom Error Handler

set_error_handler("customError",E_ALL);
function customError($errno, $errstr)
  {
  echo "<b>Error:</b> [$errno] $errstr<br>";
  echo "Ending Script";
  die();
  }
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lhenry at lhenry dot com
7 months ago
In php7,  what was generally a notice or a deprecated is now a warning : the same level of a mysql error …  unacceptable for me.

I do have dozen of old projects and I surely d'ont want to define every variable which I eventually wrote 20y ago.

So two option: let php7 degrade my expensive SSDs writing Gb/hours or implement smthing like server level monitoring ( with auto_[pre-ap]pend_file in php.ini) and turn off E_WARNING

Custom overriding the level of php errors should be super handy and flexible …
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huhiko334 at yandex dot ru
1 year ago
If you get a weird mysql warnings like "Warning: mysql_query() : Your query requires a full tablescan...", don't look for error_reporting settings - it's set in php.ini.
You can turn it off with
ini_set("mysql.trace_mode","Off");
in your script
http://tinymy.link/mctct
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luisdev
2 years ago
This article refers to these two reporting levels:

// Report all PHP errors (see changelog)
error_reporting(E_ALL);

// Report all PHP errors
error_reporting(-1);

What is the difference between those two levels?

Please update this article with a clear explanation of the difference and the possible use cases.
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Alex
13 years ago
error_reporting() may give unexpected results if the @ error suppression directive is used.

<?php
@include 'config.php';
include
'foo.bar';        // non-existent file
?>

config.php
<?php
error_reporting
(0);
?>

will throw an error level E_WARNING in relation to the non-existent file (depending of course on your configuration settings).  If the suppressor is removed, this works as expected.

Alternatively using ini_set('display_errors', 0) in config.php will achieve the same result.  This is contrary to the note above which says that the two instructions are equivalent.
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qeremy ! gmail
5 years ago
If you want to see all errors in your local environment, you can set your project URL like "foo.com.local" locally and put that in bootstrap file.

<?php
if (substr($_SERVER['SERVER_NAME'], -6) == '.local') {
   
ini_set('display_errors', 1);
   
ini_set('error_reporting', E_ALL);
   
// or error_reporting(E_ALL);
}
?>
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misplacedme at gmail dot com
11 years ago
I always code with E_ALL set.
After a couple of pages of
<?php
$username
= (isset($_POST['username']) && !empty($_POST['username']))....
?>

I made this function to make things a little bit quicker.  Unset values passed by reference won't trigger a notice.

<?php
function test_ref(&$var,$test_function='',$negate=false) {
   
$stat = true;
    if(!isset(
$var)) $stat = false;
    if (!empty(
$test_function) && function_exists($test_function)){
       
$stat = $test_function($var);
       
$stat = ($negate) ? $stat^1 : $stat;
    }
    elseif(
$test_function == 'empty') {
       
$stat = empty($var);
       
$stat = ($negate) ? $stat^1 : $stat;
    }
    elseif (!
function_exists($test_function)) {
       
$stat = false;
       
trigger_error("$test_function() is not a valid function");
    }
   
$stat = ($stat) ? true : false;
    return
$stat;
}
$a = '';
$b = '15';

test_ref($a,'empty',true);  //False
test_ref($a,'is_int');  //False
test_ref($a,'is_numeric');  //False
test_ref($b,'empty',true);  //true
test_ref($b,'is_int');  //False
test_ref($b,'is_numeric');  //false
test_ref($unset,'is_numeric');  //false
test_ref($b,'is_number');  //returns false, with an error.
?>
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fredrik at demomusic dot nu
14 years ago
Remember that the error_reporting value is an integer, not a string ie "E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE".

This is very useful to remember when setting error_reporting levels in httpd.conf:

Use the table above or:

<?php
ini_set
("error_reporting", E_YOUR_ERROR_LEVEL);
echo
ini_get("error_reporting");
?>

To get the appropriate integer for your error-level. Then use:

php_admin_value error_reporting YOUR_INT

in httpd.conf

I want to share this rather straightforward tip as it is rather annoying for new php users trying to understand why things are not working when the error-level is set to (int) "E_ALL" = 0...

Maybe the PHP-developers should make ie error_reporting("E_ALL"); output a E_NOTICE informative message about the mistake?
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roberto at spadim dot com dot br
10 years ago
see more information about php 5.3 deprecated errors

http://php.net/manual/en/migration53.deprecated.php
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kc8yds at gmail dot com
11 years ago
this is to show all errors for code that may be run on different versions

for php 5 it shows E_ALL^E_STRICT and for other versions just E_ALL

if anyone sees any problems with it please correct this post

<?php
ini_set
('error_reporting', version_compare(PHP_VERSION,5,'>=') && version_compare(PHP_VERSION,6,'<') ?E_ALL^E_STRICT:E_ALL);
?>
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Daz Williams (The Northeast)
11 years ago
Only display php errors to the developer...

<?php
if($_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']=="00.00.00.00")
{
 
ini_set('display_errors','On');
}
else
{
 
ini_set('display_errors','Off');
}
?>

Just replace 00.00.00.00 with your ip address.
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chris at ocproducts dot com
3 years ago
The error_reporting() function will return 0 if error suppression is currently active somewhere in the call tree (via the @ operator).
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j dot schriver at vindiou dot com
19 years ago
error_reporting() has no effect if you have defined your own error handler with set_error_handler()

[Editor's Note: This is not quite accurate.

E_ERROR, E_PARSE, E_CORE_ERROR, E_CORE_WARNING, E_COMPILE_ERROR and E_COMPILE_WARNING error levels will be handled as per the error_reporting settings.

All other levels of errors will be passed to the custom error handler defined by set_error_handler().

Zeev Suraski suggests that a simple way to use the defined levels of error reporting with your custom error handlers is to add the following line to the top of your error handling function:

if (!($type & error_reporting())) return;

-zak@php.net]
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vdephily at bluemetrix dot com
15 years ago
Note that E_NOTICE will warn you about uninitialized variables, but assigning a key/value pair counts as initialization, and will not trigger any error :
<?php
error_reporting
(E_ALL);

$foo = $bar; //notice : $bar uninitialized

$bar['foo'] = 'hello'; // no notice, although $bar itself has never been initialized (with "$bar = array()" for example)

$bar = array('foobar' => 'barfoo');
$foo = $bar['foobar'] // ok

$foo = $bar['nope'] // notice : no such index
?>
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teynon1 at gmail dot com
8 years ago
It might be a good idea to include E_COMPILE_ERROR in error_reporting.

If you have a customer error handler that does not output warnings, you may get a white screen of death if a "require" fails.

Example:
<?php
  error_reporting
(E_ERROR | E_WARNING | E_PARSE);

  function
myErrorHandler($errno, $errstr, $errfile, $errline) {
   
// Do something other than output message.
   
return true;
  }

 
$old_error_handler = set_error_handler("myErrorHandler");

  require
"this file does not exist";
?>

To prevent this, simply include E_COMPILE_ERROR in the error_reporting.

<?php
  error_reporting
(E_ERROR | E_WARNING | E_PARSE | E_COMPILE_ERROR);
?>
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DarkGool
14 years ago
In phpinfo() error reporting level display like a bit (such as 4095)

Maybe it is a simply method to understand what a level set on your host
if you are not have access to php.ini file

<?php
$bit
= ini_get('error_reporting');
while (
$bit > 0) {
    for(
$i = 0, $n = 0; $i <= $bit; $i = 1 * pow(2, $n), $n++) {
       
$end = $i;
    }
   
$res[] = $end;
   
$bit = $bit - $end;
}
?>

In $res you will have all constants of error reporting
$res[]=int(16) // E_CORE_ERROR
$res[]=int(8)    // E_NOTICE
...
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kevinson112 at yahoo dot com
2 years ago
I had the problem that if there was an error, php would just give me a blank page.  Any error at all forced a blank page instead of any output whatsoever, even though I made sure that I had error_reporting set to E_ALL, display_errors turned on, etc etc.  But simply running the file in a different directory allowed it to show errors!

Turns out that the error_log file in the one directory was full (2.0 Gb).  I erased the file and now errors are displayed normally.  It might also help to turn error logging off.

https://techysupport.co/norton-tech-support/
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