Toggle Xdebug on macOS from the terminal
When you have the Xdebug extension for PHP installed and enabled, most of your PHP code will run notably slower. A little helper tool called 'Xdebug Toggler for OSX' provides an easy way to quickly enable or disable Xdebug from the terminal:
You can find the source code on GitHub and installing it is easy with Homebrew:
brew install xdebug-osx # outputs the current status xdebug-toggle # enables xdebug xdebug-toggle on # disables xdebug xdebug-toggle off # toggles xdebug without restarting apache or php-fpm xdebug-toggle on|off --no-server-restart
By the way, starting from version 1.3.0 (which has not been released yet), Composer will automatically restart PHP without Xdebug to save some time.