How to change PHP version in shell

If you have multiple versions of PHP and you want to change PHP version in shell then run the following command:

This will give you a list of all PHP versions installed:

Find version that you need (i.e. /usr/bin/php71).

Then open .bashrc (or .bash_profile) and add the following line to the end of the file:

If you are using docker then you can do the following:

Start new SSH session into your server and any “php” command will now use the php version specified in the ~/.bashrc (or ~/.bash_profile, ~/.zprofile).

Or you can refresh your session:

Verify your php version: