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How to install php5-cli on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install php5-cli

Installing php5-cli package on Debian Unstable (Sid) is as easy as running the following command on terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install php5-cli

php5-cli package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Main
name php5-cli
version 5.6.20+dfsg-1
description command-line interpreter for the php5 scripting language
subsection php
maintainer Debian PHP Maintainers

Uninstall php5-cli

To remove just php5-cli package itself from Debian Unstable (Sid) execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove php5-cli

Uninstall php5-cli and it’s dependent packages

To remove the php5-cli package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed from Debian Sid.

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove php5-cli

Purging php5-cli

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of php5-cli from Debian Sid then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge php5-cli

To delete configuration and/or data files of php5-cli and it’s dependencies from Debian Sid then execute:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove php5-cli