Small utility to find PSR-4 classes from the project path.

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Small utility to find PSR-4 classes from the base application path or project root.

use DarkGhostHunter\Larafind\Facades\Find;
use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Scope;

$classes = Find::path('Scopes')->implementing(Scope::class)->get();

You can use this as a way to "auto-discover" classes a developer (or you) may have under a given directory.


  • PHP 8.0
  • Laravel 8.x


You can install the package via composer:

composer require darkghosthunter/larafind


Use the Find facade to easy your development pain. The facade creates a "builder" of sorts that will return a list of all discovered PSR-4 compliant classes as a ReflectionClass.

By default, the Finder will use the default app directory, but you can use the path() method to look for a specific folder in your application path.

use DarkGhostHunter\Larafind\Facades\Find;

$classes = Find::path('Scopes')->get();

To look for other paths inside your project root, use the basePath() method. Note that Finder ensures the path you're using is autoloaded.

use DarkGhostHunter\Larafind\Facades\Find;

$classes = Find::basePath('app_foo/Scopes')->get();


The discovery is recursive, meaning, it will expand into child directories. You can make it non-recursive using nonRecursive():

use DarkGhostHunter\Larafind\Facades\Find;

$classes = Find::path('Scopes')->nonRecursive()->get();


The Find returns a Collection of items, so you can use the filter() method to get only those classes that pass a truth test.

use DarkGhostHunter\Larafind\Facades\Find;

$classes = Find::path('Scopes')->nonRecursive()->get()
    ->filter(fn($class) => str_starts_with($class->name, 'Foo'));

To make things simpler, you can use some pre-filtering methods to avoid calling a filter manually after you get the collection:

Method Description
implementing() Filter by implementing interfaces.
extends() Filter by extending class.
uses() Filter by used all traits.
methods() Filter by public methods.
properties() Filter by public properties.
use DarkGhostHunter\Larafind\Facades\Find;
use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;

$arrayAccessible = Find::implementing(ArrayAccess::class)->get();

$eloquentModels = Find::extending(Model::class)->get();

$usesTraits = Find::using('App\MyCustomTrait')->get();

$hasMethod = Find::methods('handle', 'terminate')->get();

$hasProperties = Find::properties('service', 'model')->get();


The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.