Console Configuration Helper implementation.

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Console Configuration Helper implementation.


Via Composer

$ composer require phlib/console-configuration

Configuration Helper

Adds the -c path/to/config.php parameter to the console application and makes it easily accessible to all commands. This is most useful for third party libraries which rely on the configuration being specified from the options.

Basic Usage

// your usual cli setup script

use Phlib\ConsoleConfiguration\Helper\ConfigurationHelper;

$app = new Application('my-cli');
$helper = ConfigurationHelper::initHelper(
    $default = ['host' => 'localhost'],
    $options = []
class MyCommand extends Command

    protected function createMyObjectInstance()
        $config = $this->getHelper('configuration')->fetch();
        return new MyObjectInstance($config);


You can specify some options to setup the helper through the initHelper static method.

Name Type Default Description
name String 'config' The name of the option on the command line.
abbreviation String 'c' The abbreviation of the option on the command line.
description String '...' The associated description for the option.
filename String 'cli-config.php' The filename that will be detected if no name is specified.
ConfigurationHelper::initHelper($app, null, [
    'name' => 'config-option',
    'filename' => 'my-cli-config.php',


With no default (null) specified, the fetch method returns false. You can specify a default configuration using the setDefault method or through the initHelper static method.

$helper->setDefault(['host' => 'localhost']);


    ['host' => 'localhost'],
    ['filename' => 'service-name.php']

Use Case: Autodetect with no command line option

$app = new Application('my-cli');
$app->getHelperSet()->set(new ConfigurationHelper('config', 'my-config.php'));


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