wp shell is a very useful tool that lets you run PHP statements and expressions interactively, from within a Wordpress environment. It lets you use all the functions, classes and globals that you can use within Wordpress.

Is there a similar tool that will let me run a PHP file?

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Yes, there is! I didn't find it at first, but wp cli offers a command called eval-file which does what you want:

$ echo '<?php echo is_wp_error("foo") ? 1 : 0;' > example.php
$ wp eval-file example.php

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