In addition to the more useful project based providers that come shipped
Zend_Tool_Project, there are also some more basic, but
interesting providers that come built into
Zend_Tool_Framework. Some of these exist for the purpose
of providing a means via the command line to extract information, such
as the version, while others are intended to aid the developer when
creating additional providers.
The Version provider is included so that you may determine which
version of the framework that the zf or
Zend_Tool is currently set to work with.
Through the command line, simply run zf show version.
The Manifest provider is included so that you may determine what
kind of "manifest" information is available during the
Zend_Tool runtime. Manifest data is information that
is attached to specific objects during
runtime. Inside the manifest you will find the console specific
namings that you are expected to use when calling certain commands.
Data found in the manifest can be used by any provider or client on
an as-needed basis.
Through the command line, simply run zf show manifest.