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I am trying to find the php.ini file on Ubuntu server with the command:

sudo vim /etc/php5

However, this tells me that the file does not exist. How can I find and edit the php.ini file?

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    use locate php.ini I found mine that way. – Alvar Dec 26 '13 at 13:30
  • try sudo nano /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini then when you're done making changes, type ctrl+x to close, and then y to save. – viktorstrate Apr 17 '14 at 10:25
  • askubuntu.com/a/356990/582516 – LF00 Aug 15 '17 at 3:32
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If you're using apache2, it's located in /etc/php5/apache2.

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With ubuntu find command

sudo find / -name "php.ini"

or you can see the phpinfo page

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The other answers can correctly locate php.ini files in the system, but to find out which one is used by the process you are running, you can use the php_ini_loaded_file() function.

Note that the file loaded is different depending on how you invoke php (apache, nginx, command line, etc).

This information is also available through phpinfo()

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