Turn PHP Xdebug profiling on and off by BASH script

It was bugging me (debugging me?) that Xdebug profiling dragged my development server down so much. So here’s a simple script to place in /usr/local/bin to turn it off and on more easily. Remember to chmod +x it first.

This works fine on Ubuntu.

# Simple script to enable or disable xdebug profiling

case $1 in
    sudo sed -i 's/xdebug.profiler_enable=0/xdebug.profiler_enable=1/g' /etc/php5/conf.d/xdebug.ini
    sudo service apache2 restart
    sudo sed -i 's/xdebug.profiler_enable=1/xdebug.profiler_enable=0/g' /etc/php5/conf.d/xdebug.ini
    sudo service apache2 restart
    echo "Usage: php_debug on|off"

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