A class to make it easier to print messages to the command-line

1.0.0 2019-05-16 06:43 UTC

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Last update: 2024-05-16 18:09:20 UTC


A class to make it easier to print messages to the command-line


This library is installed via Composer. To install, use composer require pointybeard/helpers-cli-message or add "pointybeard/helpers-cli-message": "~1.0" to your composer.json file.

And run composer to update your dependencies:

$ curl -s http://getcomposer.org/installer | php
$ php composer.phar update


This library makes use of the PHP Helpers: Flag Functions (pointybeard/helpers-functions-flags) and PHP Helpers: Command-line Colour (pointybeard/helpers-cli-color) packages. They are installed automatically via composer.

To include all the PHP Helpers packages on your project, use composer require pointybeard/helpers or add "pointybeard/helpers": "~1.0" to your composer file.


Include this library in your PHP files with use pointybeard\Helpers\Cli\Message and instanciate the Message\Message class like so:


include __DIR__ . "/vendor/autoload.php";

use pointybeard\Helpers\Cli\Message\Message;
use pointybeard\Helpers\Cli\Colour;

(new Message("This is a message"))->display();
// This is a message

(new Message("This is a message with the date"))
// 06:34:52 > This is a message with the date

(new Message("Message with custom date format"))
    ->dateFormat("M, d D Y~ ")
// May, 16 Thu 2019~ Message with custom date format

(new Message("Error: This is a fancy looking error message"))
// Error: This is a fancy looking error message

(new Message("All arguments in the constructor", Colour\Colour::FG_GREEN, Colour\Colour::BG_DEFAULT, Message::FLAG_APPEND_NEWLINE | Message::FLAG_PREPEND_DATE, "H:i:s > "))->display();
// 06:42:06 > All arguments in the constructor


If you believe you have found a bug, please report it using the GitHub issue tracker, or better yet, fork the library and submit a pull request.


We encourage you to contribute to this project. Please check out the Contributing documentation for guidelines about how to get involved.


"PHP Helpers: Command-line Message" is released under the MIT License.