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I am getting error in command line in window. "command is not recognized as an internal and external command. operable program or batch file". this error occurs when i run any command.

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  • Check my answer and @parth's answer. Let me know if it didnt work.
    – Jarnail S
    Jun 15, 2017 at 6:18

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You can run php pages using php.exe create some php file with php code and in the cmd write:

[PATH to php.ext]\php.exe [path_to_file]\file.php

you can also add path of php.exe in system PATH environment variable so you can use PHP as command from any directory in windows.

Example Case:

  1. My XAMPP is installed on D:\php\ and php.exe resides in D:\php\php and Magento folder is here D:\php\htdocs\MG\m212 ( http://localhost/MG/m212/)
  2. Go on to D drive.
  3. D:\php\php>php D:\php\htdocs\MG\m212\bin\magento indexer:reindex

On XAMPP:

 Installed Xampp_root/php>php   'Path_to_project'

On WAMPP: The PHP CLI as its called ( php for the Command Line Interface ) is called php.exe It lives in c:\wamp\bin\php\php5.x.y\php.exe ( where x and y are the version numbers of php that you have installed )

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You have to go to the php folder where xampp is installed and then run the commands by passing the full path to

magento\bin

For example, I have php folder under F: drive. So, I will first go to F:/xampp/php and then will run the commands. e.g.

php F:\xampp\htdocs\magento-2\bin\magento setup:upgrade

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Open CLI from Xampp and go inside project. Assumed your project and xampp on D: Drive:

Navigate inside project like: cd D:\xampp\htdocs\Magento2

CLI Path will be like: D:\xampp\htdocs\Magento2
php bin\magento setup:upgrade

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