Q . Run PHP from command line(ubuntu) using lampp.

Dev Singh. asked, Nov 07 ' 2016

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

1 Answers

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.

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