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# Php version on windows command line

Questions:

I just tried to know version of my PHP from windows command typing,
C:\> php -v
But it is not working. It says php is not recognized as internal or external command.

in command prompt type below

set PATH=%PATH%;C:\path\to\php


Where C:\path\to\php is the folder where your php.exe file is located. After this run

C:\>php -v


than you will see something like

PHP 5.4.9  (cli) (built: Dec 12 2012 07:06:13 )


Questions:

You just need to find out where is your PHP folder.

• If you are using XAMPP or WAMP then you will see a php folder.
• You just need to go into the php folder using your cmd using command

cd \xampp\php (FOR XAMPP)

cd \wamp\php (FOR WAMP)

• And then just type in this command

php -v

• Then you will see something like

PHP 5.6.11 (cli) (built: Jul 9 2015 20:55:40)
Copyright (c) 1997-2015 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.6.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2015 Zend Technologies

Questions:

It is most likely that php is not in your specified path.

Try to issue the php command with the full path, for example:

C:\> "C:\Program Files\php\php.exe" -v

Please note, that this is just an example, your php installation might be in a different directory.

Questions:

For Beginners to anything php, it is usually stored in the C:/ path folder of your PC (My Computer).

==On Windows==
2.Type cmd and press enter to select the first program/application that responds to your search result.
A black window terminal will appear, this is known as a Command Line Interpreter
3.In the Terminal Window (Application) Type cd c: and press enter
4.Now type php -v and press enter

and viola there you’ll have the current php version that is installed in your machine

Questions:

Easy Method is:
Just copy the file cmd.exe from c:/windows/system32/ and paste it to C:\xampp\php\
and run it,
when the cmd opens type ” php -v ” without quotes and hit enter…
you will get your php version..
thank you

Questions:
2. write in cmd: php -v