Custom symfony progressbar spinner

1.1.0 2023-03-23 16:36 UTC

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Custom symfony progressbar with a spinner.

I wanted a progressbar displaying a long running task like waiting for an external resource to be available. This is where I stumbled upon alecrabbit/php-cli-snake.

I tried to mimic the the animation using symfony/console and this is the result:

example of multiple progress bars with this spinner component


Use composer to require the small package

composer require icanhazstring/symfony-console-spinner


To use the spinner, just instantiate the SpinnerProgress like the default ProgressBar from symfony giving it the OutputInterface and the maximum count of items to process:

public function execute(OutputInterface $output, InputInterface $input)
    $spinner = new SpinnerProgress($output, 100);

    for($i = 0; $i < 100; $i++) {





You can also get the underlying ProgressBar instance if you want to change anything, for example adding the elapsed time to the output format:

$spinner = new SpinnerProgress($output, 100);
$spinner->getProgressBar()->setFormat('%bar% (%elapsed:6s%) %message%');


This package is released under the MIT license.