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Installing Composer locally in Ubuntu 20.04

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 with Apache 2. I needed to install composer locally in a project folder. I used these instruction:

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Everything went okay. The instructions to display the composer version to use this:

composer -V

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It will not work. The only way it works is by using this:

php composer -V

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I know I have installed composer locally in a folder and did not have precede it with php.

I know it's because composer now has a PHP installer. 

It also installs PHP 8 which i do not want. 

How do I install it locally without having to use php installer and precede with php composer?

Thank you.

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