A Laravel Package helper for Laravel Packages





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A Laravel Package helper for Laravel Packages.

public function boot()
    $this->withSchedule(fn($schedule) => $schedule->command('inspire')->hourly());

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  • Laravel 10 or later.


Require this package into your project using Composer, along with the development-only testers:

composer require laragear/meta
composer require --dev laragear/meta-testing


The Discover class is a builder that allows discovering classes under a given path. It contains various fluent methods to filter the classes to discover, like methods, properties, interfaces and traits, among others.

It has been moved into its own repository. You may install it alongside this package, but is not required to.

composer require laragear/discover

Middleware declaration

When using withMiddleware() you will receive a MiddlewareDeclaration object with convenient methods to register the middleware globally or inside a group, set it as first/last in the global priority stack, and register an alias for it.

public function boot()
    $declaration = $this->withMiddleware(OnlyAdults::class);
    // Make it a shared instance.
    // Set an alias
    // Puts it inside a middleware group.
    // Sets the middleware in the global stack.
    // Makes the middleware run first or last in the priority stack.

Builder extender

The ExtendsBuilder trait allows a Global Scope to extend the instance of the Eloquent Builder with new methods. Simply start your builder methods extend, no matter wich visibility scope or if the method is static or not.

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Scope;
use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Builder;
use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;
use Laragear\Meta\Database\Eloquent\ExtendsBuilder;

class Cars implements Scope
    use ExtendsBuilder;
    public function apply(Builder $builder, Model $model)
        // ...
    private function extendWhereAvailable($builder)
        return $builder->where('available_at', '>', now());
    protected static function extendWhereColor($builder, string $color)
        return $builder->where('base_color', $color);


If you need the model being queried, you can always use getModel() over the Eloquent Builder instance.

Command Helpers

This meta package includes the WithEnvironmentFile helper trait to modify the environment file keys and values.

use Illuminate\Console\Command;
use Laragear\Meta\Console\Commands\WithEnvironmentFile;

class AddServiceKey extends Command
    use WithEnvironmentFile;
    public function handle()
        // ...
        $this->putEnvKey('AWESOME_SERVICE', $this->argument('service_key'))



Prior version of Laragear Meta contained testing helpers for packages. These have been migrated to Laragear MetaTesting separately. You can use these helpers in your project with Composer to install as development dependency:

composer require --dev laragear/meta-testing

PublishesMigrations trait

This trait has been eliminated.

This publishesMigrations method has a signature collision on Laravel 11.x. If you plan to import it to a multi-version Laravel package, consider using your own publishing logic.

You should use the withPublishableMigrations() methods with the directories where your migrations are. This method uses publishesMigrations() if available, and fallbacks to publishing each single migration file in the path.

public function boot()
    // ...

Laravel Octane compatibility

  • There are no singletons using a stale application instance.
  • There are no singletons using a stale config instance.
  • There are no singletons using a stale request instance.
  • ExtendsBuilder only initializes its static property once per Scope.

There should be no problems using this package with Laravel Octane.


If you discover any security related issues, please email instead of using the issue tracker.


This specific package version is licensed under the terms of the MIT License, at time of publishing.

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