How can achieve what you can see below? I read this question but did not succeed. My OS is Lubuntu 13.10 which is based in Ubuntu 13.10
You are technically ready to go, but there's one extra step that I like to do to make command line debugging nice and quick. I create a bash script called "php-xdebug", which automatically starts the debugger engine. The script looks like this (unix only): > #!/bin/bash export XDEBUG_CONFIG="idekey=xdebug" /usr/bin/php "$@" < Run "chmod +x" on the file and put it somewhere in your $PATH list, and you can then use this instead of php when debugging. For instance, instead of "php myscript.php", run "php-xdebug myscript.php" to start the debugger session.