Fetch package info from Packagist

2.0.2 2020-12-01 14:09 UTC

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Last update: 2022-01-28 11:16:33 UTC


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This package makes it easy to search and fetch package info using the Packagist API.

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You can install the package via composer:

composer require spatie/packagist-api

There is also a Laravel wrapper available for this package.


You must pass a Guzzle client and a url generator to the constructor of Spatie\Packagist\PackagistClient.

$client = new \GuzzleHttp\Client();
$generator = new \Spatie\Packagist\PackagistUrlGenerator();

$packagist = new \Spatie\Packagist\PackagistClient($client, $generator);

List package names

// All packages

// List packages by type.

// List packages by organization

Searching for packages

// Search packages by name.

// Search packages by tag.

// Search packages by type.

// Combined search.
$packagist->searchPackages('packagist', ['type' => 'library']);


Searching for packages returns a paginated result. You can change the pagination settings by adding more parameters.

// Get the third page, 10 items per page.
$packagist->searchPackagesByName('packagist', 3, 10);

Getting package data.

// Using the Composer metadata. (faster, but less data)
$packagist->getPackageMetadata('spatie', 'packagist-api');

// Using the API. (slower, cached for 12 hours by Packagist.
$packagist->getPackage('spatie', 'packagist-api');

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Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.


composer test


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.


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


About Spatie

Spatie is a webdesign agency based in Antwerp, Belgium. You'll find an overview of all our open source projects on our website.


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