How to upgrade your version of PHP to 7.0 on macOS Sierra

Julien Balmont
Jan 16, 2017 · 1 min read
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Usually, with a fresh version of macOS Sierra, you get a PHP 5.6 installed.

You’ve got two options: brew or curl install


brew update && brew upgrade
brew tap homebrew/dupes
brew tap homebrew/versions
brew tap homebrew/homebrew-php
brew unlink php56
brew install php70
You might get an error if PHP 5.6 has not been installed by brew previously, but don't worry, you can simply continue


curl -s | bash -s 7.0

You can replace 7.0 by 7.1 in the command above to get version 7.1 of PHP

If the output of php -v still doesn’t echoes the version 7, simply type this command to update your path, it should do the magic, as stated on website

export PATH=/usr/local/php5/bin:$PATH

Apparently, the env var might have changed depending on your environment.

If the one above doesn’t work, you may try (thanks Robert Borghesi for your comment) :

export PATH=”$(brew — prefix homebrew/php/php70)/bin:$PATH”

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