# curl > pear.php
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100 87099  100 87099    0     0  29743      0  0:00:02  0:00:02 --:--:-- 53998

# php -q pear.php
Welcome to go-pear!

Go-pear will install the 'pear' command and all the files needed by
it.  This command is your tool for PEAR installation and maintenance.

Go-pear also lets you download and install the following optional PEAR
packages: PEAR_Frontend_Web-beta, PEAR_Frontend_Gtk2, MDB2.

If you wish to abort, press Control-C now, or press Enter to continue:

HTTP proxy (, or Enter for none::

Below is a suggested file layout for your new PEAR installation.  To
change individual locations, type the number in front of the
directory.  Type 'all' to change all of them or simply press Enter to
accept these locations.

 1. Installation prefix ($prefix) : /usr/local/share
 2. Temporary files directory     : $prefix/temp
 3. Binaries directory            : /usr/local/bin
 4. PHP code directory ($php_dir) : $prefix/PEAR
 5. Documentation base directory  : $php_dir/docs
 6. Data base directory           : $php_dir/data
 7. Tests base directory          : $php_dir/tests

1-7, 'all' or Enter to continue:

The following PEAR packages are bundled with PHP: PEAR_Frontend_Web-beta,
PEAR_Frontend_Gtk2, MDB2.
Would you like to install these as well? [Y/n] : Y

Would you like to alter php.ini </usr/local/php/lib/php.ini>? [Y/n] : Y

php.ini </usr/local/php/lib/php.ini> include_path updated.

Current include path           : .:/usr/local/php/lib/php
Configured directory           : /usr/local/share/PEAR
Currently used php.ini (guess) : /usr/local/php/etc/php.ini
Press Enter to continue:

The 'pear' command is now at your service at /usr/bin/pear