Switch of php versions not working on mac

I have High Sierra installed and it comes with php 7.1. During the environment I ended up being able to upgrade to php7.2 but wasn't able to document it, so I dont exactly know what I did. Now, I am trying to switch to php 7.3

Using brew, I ran the following commands:

brew unlink [email protected]

brew services install [email protected]

brew link [email protected]

If I restart my terminal and check for the php version:

php -v

I still see 7.2.25 version and not 7.3 as I desire

I also tried with a node package that I found in this link here but no success.

How do I successfully switch between php versions?


  • Here is my installation script:

    Now my output would be as:

    $ php -v
    PHP 7.2.25 (cli) (built: Nov 22 2019 10:27:28) ( NTS )
    Copyright (c) 1997-2018 The PHP Group
    Zend Engine v3.2.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2018 Zend Technologies
        with Zend OPcache v7.2.25, Copyright (c) 1999-2018, by Zend Technologies

    I think the PATH environment setup is something matters. And it does show in instructions as part of the installation process though.

    Hope it helps resolving your issue.