Use different PHP version CLI executable for one command
You can use the
alias command in your terminal to create a new command that runs a different version of PHP. For example, if you have PHP version 7.4 installed and want to create a new command that runs PHP version 8.0, you can use the following command:
This creates an alias called
php80 that runs the PHP 8.0 executable located at
/usr/bin/php8.0. To run a command using this PHP version, you can prefix the command with
php80. For example:
This will display the version of PHP 8.0 that you are running.
Please note that the path to the PHP executable may be different on your system. You can check the path by running
which php command and use that path in the alias command.
Also, the above command assumes that php 8.0 is already installed in your system and this is just creating an alias for the command.