I like to replace the default php install in OSX with a more recent version. I’ll show you the steps in order to easily do it.
$ brew tap homebrew/dupes
$ brew tap homebrew/versions
$ brew tap homebrew/homebrew-php
To see a list of available configuration options run:
$ brew options php56
And install quite easily:
$ brew install php56
After your dependencies are isntalled it should finish off with php:
That wasn’t hard at all.
Now, I only really use PHP CLI, so I need to update my
.zshrc file (
.bashrc if you use bash instead of zsh). I just add this to the end:
# Homebrew PHP CLI export PATH="$(brew --prefix homebrew/php/php56)/bin:$PATH"
After reloading your terminal and typing
which php you should see the new version:
There are more detailed instructions here if this isn’t what you were looking for.