I have installed XAMPP v1.8.3 for my PHP development. I am new to Ubuntu, so I don't know how to set environment variable for PHP which is located at /opt/lampp/bin/php.
I can run PHP scripts from localhost just fine, but I wanted to run them from the command line as well.
I want to set this variable for every user, since I am the only one who uses this system.
Environment variables are set in /etc/environment. You will find the $PATH variable in this file. This variable stores the path to binaries in various locations.
To add /opt/lampp/bin to the location searched for binary files, just append this path preceded by a : to the path variable.
For example, if the $PATH variable was:
add /opt/lampp/bin to the end of it, so that it becomes:
After doing this, do a source /etc/environment.