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How to switch the currently active version of PHP in Ubuntu at the command line

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Open a Terminal in Ubuntu (CTRL + ALT + T)

At the prompt, type:

sudo update-alternatives --config php

Select the version of PHP that is needed from the menu.

Menu that appears after typing the PHP switch command

Verify that PHP switched with php -v

Output from the php -v command

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