Php is not recognized as an internal or external command (windows 7)

command linePHPxampp

I added php to the PATH environment var. Showing here my last three entries in the path input:

C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin;C:\Program Files\TortoiseGit\bin;C:\xampp\php\

Somehow when I run php -v in the cmd I still get the not recognized as an internal or external command error.

Any ideas on how should I fix this?

xampp php folder screenshot

Best Answer

  • It works now. The problem was that extra slash at the end (in the PATH environment variable).

    I tried with:

    C:\Program Files\TortoiseGit\bin;C:\xampp\php\
    

    but it didn't work, then with

    C:\Program Files\TortoiseGit\bin; C:\xampp\php

    but it didn't work also (notice the extra space before 'C:..').

    Eventually,

    C:\Program Files\TortoiseGit\bin;C:\xampp\php
    

    did the trick.