magento Shell, CLI Using shell without extending Mage_Shell_Abstract


Bootstrapping Magento by calling:

require_once 'app/Mage.php';
// Your code

This is the simplest way but not really the Magento way because we're not using class that extends Mage_Shell_Abstract - the class which when extended provides us with tools to parse command line arguments, calls __applyPhpVariables() in it's constructor (function parses .htaccess files and applies php settings to shell script).