Two in one day! These posts are mainly helping me remember things down the road. Like the Local host one. I have re-visited that post so freakin’ often.
Anywho, onto the topic on hand. I have several different XAMPP versions installed. Why? Well I have different sites that are on different versions. I haven’t taken the time to upgrade them to PHP 7 and Laravel 5.2 just needs 5.6–not 7. So I have several versions of XAMPP. XAMPP isn’t the problem. It’s git bash that’s the problem. It looks at the file for the first PHP version I installed. I needed it to look at the latest PHP.exe I just installed. So how to do this? After googling for about 2 hours, I came to this solution: change your PATH in the System Environment Variables. Here’s how:
- Press Win+R > This will open up the Run window.
- Put in this: rundll32.exe sysdm.cpl,EditEnvironmentVariables
- There should be a PATH variable on the window that appears. Edit it.
- Change the PHP path if there or add in the path.
- Restart git bash