CLI library based on Laravel Console for creating PHP console application.

1.0.2 2017-09-20 14:07 UTC

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CLI library based on Laravel Console for creating PHP console application.


$ composer require elfsundae/console


First, create a PHP script and make it executable:

#!/usr/bin/env php

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

$app = new ElfSundae\Console\Application;

// ... register commands


Then, you can register commands using add or command method.

The add method accepts an Illuminate\Console\Command instance or a Symfony\Component\Console\Command\Command instance. The command method may be used for register a Closure based command, it accepts three arguments: the command signature, a Closure which receives the commands arguments and options, and the optional description of the command.

class Example extends Illuminate\Console\Command
    protected $signature = 'example
        {--foo=bar : The "foo" option description}';

    protected $description = 'Example command description';

    public function handle()

$app->add(new Example);

$app->command('title {username}', function ($username) {
}, 'The `title` command description');

To build a single command application, you may pass true to the second argument of the setDefaultCommand method, or just call the runAsSingle method:

(new ElfSundae\Console\Application)
    ->add($command = new Example)
    ->setDefaultCommand($command->getName(), true)
(new ElfSundae\Console\Application)
    ->add(new Example)



$ composer test


This package is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT License.