console service provider for Silex

1.0.1 2014-12-26 16:43 UTC

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Last update: 2020-10-27 19:30:05 UTC


Provides a Symfony\Component\Console based console for Silex.


The recommended way to install ConsoleServiceProvider is through composer.

You can either add it as a depedency to your project using the command line:

$ composer require gridonic/console-service-provider

or by adding it directly to your composer.json file:

    "require": {
        "gridonic/console-service-provider": "1.0.*"

Run these two commands to install it:

$ curl -s | php
$ php composer.phar install

Now you can add the autoloader, and you will have access to the library:

require 'vendor/autoload.php';

Register the service provider with your Silex application


use Gridonic\Provider\ConsoleServiceProvider;

$app->register(new ConsoleServiceProvider(), array(
    '' => 'MyApplication',
    'console.version' => '1.0.0',
    'console.project_directory' => __DIR__.'/..'


You can now copy the console executable in whatever place you see fit, and tweak it to your needs. You will need a way to fetch your silex application, the most common way is to return it from your bootstrap:


$app = new Silex\Application();

// Your beautiful silex bootstrap

return $app;


For the rest of this document, we will assume you do have an app directory, so the console executable will be located at app/console.


Use the console just like any Symfony\Component based console:

$ app/console my:command

Write commands

Your commands should extend Gridonic\Command\Command to have access to the 2 useful following commands:

  • getSilexApplication, which returns the silex application
  • getProjectDirectory, which returns your project's root directory (as configured earlier)

Register commands

There are two ways of registering commands to the console application.

Directly access the console application from the console executable

Open up app/console, and stuff your commands directly into the console application:

#!/usr/bin/env php


$app = require_once __DIR__.'/bootstrap.php';

use My\Command\MyCommand;

$application = $app['console'];
$application->add(new MyCommand());


Use the Event Dispatcher

This way is intended for use by provider developers and exposes an unobstrusive way to register commands in 3 simple steps:

  1. Register a listener to the ConsoleEvents::INIT event
  2. Implement your program logic
  3. PROFIT!



use My\Command\MyCommand;
use Gridonic\Console\ConsoleEvents;
use Gridonic\Console\ConsoleEvent;

$app['dispatcher']->addListener(ConsoleEvents::INIT, function(ConsoleEvent $event) {
    $app = $event->getApplication();
    $app->add(new MyCommand());