How to remove the comment with the page execution time

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If you look at the HTML source of pages generated with CakePHP, you will probably detect a comment with the page execution time after the </html> tag that looks like:

<!-- 0.6885s -->

This comment is automatically added by Cake if the debug value in app/config/core.php is greater than 0.

As long as you only work with HTML in your views, this is no problem. But if you have to use a different format like JSON, you won’t love this comment and you have to get rid of it ;-)

There are two ways to accomplish this.

The first approach is to set the debug value to 0, for example in a single action, with:

Configure::write('debug', 0);

The other approach is to remove the code snippet which adds the comment with the page execution time. For this purpose open app/webroot/index.php, and at the end of the file remove the following code:

if (Configure::read() > 0) {
    echo "<!-- " . round(getMicrotime() - $TIME_START, 4) . "s -->";

Happy baking!

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