In a recent project, I am finding way to display current git branch on the backend dashboard.
Without a application dependent library, executing CLI
git seems to be the fastest way.
i.e. The exactly same syntax as we use in bash/cmd/powershell.
$currentBranch = exec('git rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD');
However, it worked in production/staging Linux machine, but not in local Windows machine.
It does work if I specify the absolute path
C:\Program Files\Git\bin\git.exe, but it’s not optimal because it will be machine dependent.
After a while, I figure out the environment
PATH variable is missing in Windows that cause
git not being picked up.
The trick is, add this line before
exec call to:
putenv('PATH=' . $_SERVER['PATH']);
Install vanilla Apache 2.4, PHP 7.0, MySQL 5.7 separately
Not using XAMPP because I don’t like their structure.
And they run PHP by Apache module, which cause bug and crash (Especially on Laravel).
For my own note (For copy and paste :D)
Updated 2017-05-03: Change to fastcgi setup to prevent Apache crashing
Continue reading “WAMP Development Machine Setup Note”
Save the following text as “block-win10.reg” and double click to run it
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
or download the file directly:
Reboot after run. Yeah. That SHIT is gone!