Simple and silly abstraction on top of symfony/console

v0.2.1 2018-09-07 17:58 UTC


Simple and silly abstraction on top of symfony/console

How does it work?

The main goal is to give a generic and extensible way of registering console applications.

The application itself should like like this (cli.php).

require __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php';

$cli = new crodas\cli\Cli("/tmp/some.cache.tmp");
// the vendors cli
$cli->addDirectory(__DIR__ . '/vendor');
// add my APP directory
$cli->addDirectory(__DIR__ . '/apps');

// run

Then inside apps/ we could have apps/cli/foobar.php and it should look like this:

namespace myApp\Cli;

 * @Cli("foobar", "some text to describe my app")
 * @Arg('name', OPTIONAL, 'add name')
 * @Option('foobar', VALUE_REQUIRED|VALUE_IS_ARRAY, 'add name')
function foobar_main($input, $output)
    $arg = $input->getArgument('name');
    $opt = $input->getOption('foobar');
    $output->writeLn(json_encode(compact('arg', 'opt')));

Now we can easily do php cli.php foobar, foobar_main function would be called.


  1. Console applications are discovered
    • No autoloader needed
    • No conventions to follow
  2. It can use some cache function to avoid scanning lots of directories and files everytime.
  3. Annotations :-)
  4. Plugins support
    1. @One or @Crontab make sure your command runs just once