Automatically open files in editor when Artisan make:* is executed


A package that makes it easy to have the artisan make: commands open the newly created file in your editor of choice.


composer require --dev ahuggins/open-on-make

This package defaults to VS Code using the code command, this can be changed by using the Artisan command:

php artisan open:install

It will ask you which editor you want, enter the corresponding number and hit enter. It will update your env file with the CLI command.

You can still set this manually, this was intended to streamline the process, make it a little faster and one less thing to look up.

Feel free to suggest or open a PR with additional editors if anything is missing.

Set env Editor manually

OPEN_ON_MAKE_FLAGS='-a' // Flags you need passed to the above Command

Most people will probably only need to add OPEN_ON_MAKE_EDITOR to their .env file.

Publish the config

  • publish the package config with

    php artisan vendor:publish --tag=open-on-make

Disable the package

Some team members may want to disable this feature.

You can explicitly disable this package by setting the OPEN_ON_MAKE_ENABLED environment variable:


Example Editor values

Sublime - OPEN_ON_MAKE_EDITOR=subl

PHPStorm - OPEN_ON_MAKE_EDITOR=pstorm Setup Instructions: https://www.jetbrains.com/help/phpstorm/opening-files-from-command-line.html

Atom - OPEN_ON_MAKE_EDITOR=atom Provided you have shell commands installed: https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/1791228/38758555-814eb602-3f3f-11e8-8071-3c9690bb0374.png

VS Code = OPEN_ON_MAKE_EDITOR=code Provided you have the code shell command installed: https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/setup/mac


Licensed under the MIT license