From: "Brian" on

I know this must be intuitive -- but I've posted this question to the
SitePoint/PHP forums and the Tech Support Guy Forums and come up empty.

I downloaded my Apache and PHP from XAMMP.
I am using Windows XP.
The PHP PEAR library is in C:\xampp\php\PEAR.
My PHP code resides in C:\xampp\htdocs\hrf.

Here is a excerpt from your FAQ:
Go to, save as gopear.php and do $ php

Where do I type and execute the $ PHP gopear.php command?

Here is an except from a technical text:
You can check [the configurable location] using the pear command line
$ pear config-get php_dir
Where do I type the $ pear command?

Brian Case


From: "Joshua J. Kugler" on
On Friday 18 June 2010, Brian elucidated thus:
> Where do I type the $ pear command?

At any shell prompt.

The $ indicates a shell prompt.

The 'pear' part is the command line application.


Joshua Kugler
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