Pop Console Component for Pop PHP Framework

3.0.0 2017-02-22 17:09 UTC


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pop-console provides a layer to run an application from the console window. It has support for input commands and options as well ANSI-based console colors. It can be easily be used with an application built with Pop to route requests from the CLI to the application.

pop-console is a component of the Pop PHP Framework.


Install pop-console using Composer.

composer require popphp/pop-console


In this simple example, we create a script called pop and wire it up. First, we'll create some commands and an option and add them to the console object:

use Pop\Console\Console;
use Pop\Console\Command;

$edit = new Command('edit', Input\Command::VALUE_REQUIRED);
$edit->setHelp('This is the help screen for the edit command.');

$console = new Console();

Once the commands are registered with the main $console object, we access them like so:

$console->write($console->help('edit'), '    ');

Using a prompt

You can also trigger a prompt to get information from the user. You can enforce a certain set of options as well as whether or not they are case-sensitive:

$console = new Pop\Console\Console();
$letter  = $console->prompt(
    'Which is your favorite letter: A, B, C, or D? ',
    ['A', 'B', 'C', 'D'],
echo 'Your favorite letter is ' . $letter . '.';
Which is your favorite letter: A, B, C, or D? B   // <- User types 'B'
Your favorite letter is B.

These are basic examples. Ideally, you could wire an application to use the console but not for setting routes, controllers and actions. Refer to the Pop PHP Skeleton example application to see how to wire up a CLI-based application using Pop PHP.