In my phpinfo(), in the section Apache Environment, i want change the value of the variable PATH. This is possible ?


I try SetEnv PATH /mypath in httpd.conf on a centos server, restart service and verify the change i see again a phpinfo(), and not change.


I edit the /etc/profile and add the PATH variable for all linux users,( but i cant restart the entire server for apply this change).

  • Did you restart Apache after making the change? How are you testing whether or not it works? Is it appropriate to just edit the PATH variable in the .profile file of the user that runs Apache?
    – drew010
    Sep 11, 2012 at 23:21
  • edit, i restart the apache service and see the phpinfo() no has changes. Sep 11, 2012 at 23:24
  • What output does var_dump($_ENV['PATH'], $_SERVER['PATH'], getenv('PATH'); show?
    – drew010
    Sep 11, 2012 at 23:27
  • the answer of jpic resolve my issue Sep 11, 2012 at 23:39

1 Answer 1


You can use putenv(), example adding "/foo":

php > putenv('PATH=' . getenv('PATH')); print_r(getenv('PATH'));
php > putenv('PATH=' . getenv('PATH') . ':' . '/foo'); print_r(getenv('PATH'));

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