Run dd from your commandline

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Laravel's tinker command allows to run any code you want as if you are inside your Laravel app. But if you want to run a single line of code if can be a bit bothersome. You must start up tinker, type the code, press enter, and quit tinker.

This package contains an Artisan command to dd anything from the commandline. No need to start and quit tinker anymore.

# dumps the first user
php artisan dd "User::first()"

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You can install the package via composer:

composer require spatie/laravel-artisan-dd

You must register the Spatie\ArtisanDd\DdCommand in the console kernel.

// app/Console/Kernel.php

protected $commands = [


You can pass any code you want to execute as the first argument. The result will be dumped to the screen.

php artisan dd "bcrypt('secret')"; 

Multiple pieces of code can be dumped in one go:

php artisan dd "bcrypt('secret')" "bcrypt('another-secret')"; 

Support for short class names

Under the hood registers short class names using our laravel-tinker-tools package. So instead of

php artisan dd "\App\Models\NewsItem::first()"; 

you can do this:

php artisan dd "NewsItem::first()"; 

A word to the wise

This command can run arbitrary code by using PHP's eval. Be aware that this can be potentially dangerous. By default the command will only run in a local environment. You can make it run in other environments by setting an ALLOW_DD_COMMAND enviroment variable to true.


Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.


$ composer test


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.


If you've found a bug regarding security please mail instead of using the issue tracker.


Idea: Sebastian De Deyne


The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.