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When I execute which php in Bash I get /usr/bin/php. Everything is working fine but I'm wondering - since I'm running XAMPP, should I get /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/bin instead?

Note: I'm using OSX 10.7.

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/usr/bin/php mean it's php default installed on macos, for xampp it should be on /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/bin. if you want use php version from xampp, you can disabled /usr/bin/php and make symlink /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/bin/php to /usr/bin/php.

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Is there any benefit to using XAMPP's own php binary instead of the one of the OS? –  Emanuil Rusev Aug 15 '11 at 10:30
    
if you develop and tested using XAMPP, better using XAMPP version, because it could be php version/setting different. sometimes xampp version and macos one include different php modules. –  chocripple Aug 15 '11 at 10:33
    
Aren't PHP modules separate files? –  Emanuil Rusev Aug 15 '11 at 10:46
    
yes,you're right. but when you execute php, it will loaded the modules that you enabled on php setting. –  chocripple Aug 15 '11 at 11:48

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