You need to add your PHP installation directory to the
%PATH% environment variable, or work from the PHP installation directory.
To add it to path (The best approach – Edited for Windows 7):
- Right-click on a
Advanced system settingsfrom the left nav
- In the
System Variablessection, select
Path(case-insensitive) and click
- Add a semi-colon (
;) to the end of the string, then add the full file system path of your PHP installation (e.g.
- Keep clicking
OKetc until all dialog boxes have disappeared
- Close your command prompt and open it again
Alternatively, you can run
cd <PHP installation path> before you try and run you command, or call your script like
<FULL file system path of php.exe> <path to script>