Wenqin Ye Wenqin Ye - 8 days ago 6
PHP Question

How to run my php file from mac terminal

Sorry if this is a very novice question - I am a novice - but, I have no clue how to run my php file from the terminal.

I type in the mac terminal something like this: php test.php (where test.php is the file i'm trying to run)
Then, I get this: Could not open input file: test.php

I think I'm having this problem because I didn't change the directory (not sure how to do that either).

Answer

In order to change the directory, you must type cd and then the file path name

If you find the file in Finder, and hold the file, and drag it to the mac terminal window, it will place the entire path file....so just type cd, then drag file to get path

  • DO NOT FORGET TO REMOVE THE FILE NAME ON THE END OF THE PATH

and that will take you to the directory of the file..

after that, just type php test.php, and that should work

Hope this helps!

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