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v0.5.4 2015-07-23 18:27 UTC

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tinkr is a testbed console thing for PHP. one day I will come up with a better explanation. for now, just know that you can do this:

$ tinkr erusev/parsedown
Preparing tinkr v0.5.0...
Loading composer repositories with package information
Installing dependencies (including require-dev)
  - Installing erusev/parsedown (1.5.3)
    Loading from cache

Writing lock file
Generating autoload files
Psy Shell v0.5.2 (PHP 5.6.9 — cli) by Justin Hileman
>>> (new Parsedown)->parse("Hello tinkr.")
=> "<p>Hello tinkr.</p>"
>>> exit
Exit:  Goodbye.
Cleaning up temporary tinkr environment...


$ tinkr [--path=PATH|--use-current-dir] [PACKAGE_1] [PACKAGE_N]

If called without any arguments, tinkr essentially behaves like it's underlying PsySh, with the exception that you end up in a sandboxed environment. But of course, the actual benefit of tinkr is passing composer package names for quickly testing them without having to manually require-write-script-run the test.


Tinkr sessions are by default temporary because they are just meant for quick testing without all the hassle of composer require and autoloading and stuff. If you need the things saved, it's possible to export a session to a permanent location by calling the export command in the session. This will write the session to a sub-directory your current dir. If you want a specific storage path, you can pass that as an argument, e.g. export ~/my_tinkr_session.

Exported sessions will not be overridden unless you run the command as export --force.

In the future, tinkr will try to generate a PHP script from the command history, for now, the export just contains the bare environment, which, however, allows for reopening in tinkr with $ tinkr --path your-exported-tinkr-session.


via composer:

$ composer global require efrane/tinkr

Don't forget to add your .composer/vendor/bin to your $PATH

License: MIT