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( 7 months ago )

Linux : Setting which php bin to use in CLI

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Mike Franklin


( 7 months ago )

You'll want to add the second file path to your $PATH variable, and place it at the front, like so:


Whichever file path comes first has priority.

Alternatively, you can always specify the full path when using PHP, e.g.: /home/userName/lappstack/php/bin/php myscript.php.

James Watson


( 7 months ago )


Hi i'm trying to use php command in linux. However I have two installations of php, one I got from the sudo-apt-get and one from a stack, Lappstack. Don't ask how I got there, but nevertheless i'm trying to execute php in CLI .

$ php file.php

it both works whichever php it points to but I want to use the php that I use in the stack.

when I try to execute :

$ which php

It returns :


But I have to use the php I have in my lappstack which is in :


How do I change the php bin that my CLI php points to?

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