Asked  7 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   30 times

I am using WAMP. I want to use php from the command prompt. What is the entry in PATH env variable for this ?



You need to put the directory that has php.exe in you WAMP installation into your PATH. It is usually something like C:wampxamppphp

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

Solution (credit goes to DaveRandom) was to update PHP to version 5.5.1 following these steps:

  1. Download 5.5.1 Windows Binaries.
  2. Make new folder in {wamproot}/bin/php/ called "php5.5.1".
  3. Replace all occurrences of "5.4.3" in {wamproot}/wampmanager.ini with "5.5.1".
  4. Repeat step 3 for wampmanager.conf
  5. Update PATH environment variable
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

I've gotten it to work eventually. The problem was that PHP had a bug in parsing .ini files with spaces in the path (for sendmail). It was fixed in version 5.3.0, but the manual had no info on this.

So, yes, it is possible to use sendmail with PHP on Windows :D.

Thank you all for your time!

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

The documentation tells you how to do this.

Calling SetEnvironmentVariable has no effect on the system environment variables. To programmatically add or modify system environment variables, add them to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerEnvironment registry key, then broadcast a WM_SETTINGCHANGE message with lParam set to the string "Environment". This allows applications, such as the shell, to pick up your updates.

So, you need to write to the registry setting that you are already attempting to write to. And then broadcast a WM_SETTINGCHANGE message as detailed above. You will need to be running with elevated rights in order for this to succeed.

Some example code:

using Microsoft.Win32;
using System;
using System.Diagnostics.Contracts;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;

namespace ConsoleApplication1
    class Program
        const int HWND_BROADCAST = 0xffff;
        const uint WM_SETTINGCHANGE = 0x001a;

        [DllImport("user32.dll", SetLastError = true, CharSet = CharSet.Auto)]
        static extern bool SendNotifyMessage(IntPtr hWnd, uint Msg, 
            UIntPtr wParam, string lParam);

        static void Main(string[] args)
            using (var envKey = Registry.LocalMachine.OpenSubKey(
                @"SYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerEnvironment",
                Contract.Assert(envKey != null, @"registry key is missing!");
                envKey.SetValue("TEST1", "TestValue");
                SendNotifyMessage((IntPtr)HWND_BROADCAST, WM_SETTINGCHANGE,
                    (UIntPtr)0, "Environment");

However, whilst this code does work, the .net framework provides functionality to perform the same task much more simply.

Environment.SetEnvironmentVariable("TEST1", "TestValue", 

The documentation for the three argument Environment.SetEnvironmentVariable overload says:

If target is EnvironmentVariableTarget.Machine, the environment variable is stored in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet001ControlSession ManagerEnvironment key of the local computer's registry. It is also copied to all instances of File Explorer. The environment variable is then inherited by any new processes that are launched from File Explorer.

If target is User or Machine, other applications are notified of the set operation by a Windows WM_SETTINGCHANGE message.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
answered 5 Months ago

It is not possible to set workflow-level environment variables from a job. Each job runs in its own machine and setting an env variable there only affects all of the later steps in that job.

There are currently two ways to share data between jobs; either you create an artifact and use that, or you declare and set job outputs. The latter works for string values.

Here's an example:

name: "Main"

      - master
      - production
      - master
      - production

    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
      gcloud_project: ${{ steps.setvars.outputs.gcloud_project }}
      phase: ${{ steps.setvars.outputs.phase }}

      - name: Cancel previous workflow
        uses: styfle/cancel-workflow-action@0.4.0
          access_token: ${{ github.token }}

      - name: Set variables
        id: setvars
        run: |
          if [[ "${{github.base_ref}}" == "master" || "${{github.ref}}" == "refs/heads/master" ]]; then
            echo "::set-output name=gcloud_project::my-project-dev"
            echo "::set-output name=phase::staging"

          if [[ "${{github.base_ref}}" == "production" || "${{github.ref}}" == "refs/heads/production" ]]; then
            echo "::set-output name=gcloud_project::my-project-prd"
            echo "::set-output name=phase::production"

    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    needs: init
      - name: Print
        run: echo "gcloud_project=${{needs.init.outputs.gcloud_project}}"
Saturday, August 14, 2021
answered 2 Months ago
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