I have XAMPP installed in OSX, and by default it prepends the path to its own
bin directory (full of various utilities) to my
# Add path to XAMPP PHP version export XAMPP_PHP=/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/bin export PATH="$XAMPP_PHP:$PATH"
Rather unfortunately, one of its utilities is called
HEAD, which thanks to OSX's case-insensitive filesystem, collides with the Unix
head command. XAMPP's
HEAD is completely unrelated to
head (I think it issues an HTTP HEAD request).
Of course, I want to use both
head and XAMPP, so I simply changed the path variable order:
This lets me use
head, but now there is a collision between XAMPP's version of PHP (for example, 5.5), and the preinstalled version of PHP that comes with OSX (5.3). Since the path to 5.3 comes first, it ends up taking precedence.
My plan for a hackish solution was to prepend the full file path+name just XAMPP's version of PHP, then append the rest of the path after
This does not seem to work. When I restart bash and check
php -v, it's still on PHP 5.3 - the built-in version. Is it even possible to add a specific file path to
$PATH at all?