Whenever I need something doing, I write a PHP script to do it. I like PHP, it's simple, doesn't need compiling, and I can have a tool written in minutes.
Trouble is, when I try running PHP in the command line, it takes about five seconds to start, then when it's finished it takes another five seconds to exit and go back to the prompt.
This happens no matter what I'm doing with PHP, whether it's running a script or just viewing the help info.
Does anyone have any idea what might be causing this problem?