If you’re using macOS Catalina (or later depending on when you’re reading this post) and you’re also running a combination of:

And you’re using the latter installed at a global level but your IDE nor your terminal sessions are able to pick it up, make sure that you’ve updated your path.


Oh My Zsh is a delightful, open source, community-driven framework for managing your Zsh configuration.


This means if you’re going to make any changes to your path, you need to update ~/.zshrc.

PHPCS with Oh My Zsh

If you’ve installed PHP CodeSniffer but your system is unable to find it, use the following steps…

1. Update Your Configuration

Assuming that all of the necessary packages are installed, add the following to ~/.zshrc:

export PATH=$HOME/bin:/usr/local/bin:/Users/[your-user-name]/.composer/vendor/bin:$PATH

2. Source Your Configuration

Then run the following command in your terminal:

source ~/.zshrc

3. Test Your Update

Finally, you can run which phpcs to verify that your operating system is able to find PHPCS and can use it throughout terminal sessions, your IDE, or any other tools that may rely on it.