A lightweight package to execute commands over an SSH connection

1.3.0 2020-02-14 15:19 UTC

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You can execute an SSH command like this:

Ssh::create('user', 'host')->execute('your favorite command');

It will return an instance of Symfony's Process.

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You can install the package via composer:

composer require spatie/ssh


You can execute an SSH command like this:

$process = Ssh::create('user', '')->execute('your favorite command');

It will return an instance of Symfony's Process.

Getting the result of a command

To check if your command ran ok


This is how you can get the output


Running multiple commands

To run multiple commands pass an array to the execute method.

$process = Ssh::create('user', '')->execute([
   'first command',
   'second command',

Choosing a port

You can choose a port by passing it to the constructor.

$port = 123;

Ssh::create('user', 'host', $port);

Alternatively you can use the usePort function:

Ssh::create('user', 'host')->usePort($port);

Specifying the private key to use

You can use usePrivateKey to specify a path to a private SSH key to use.

Ssh::create('user', 'host')->usePrivateKey('/home/user/.ssh/id_rsa');

Disable Strict host key checking

By default, strict host key checking is enabled. You can disable strict host key checking using disableStrictHostKeyChecking.

Ssh::create('user', 'host')->disableStrictHostKeyChecking();

Uploading & downloading files and directories

You can upload files & directories to a host using:

Ssh::create('user', 'host')->upload('path/to/local/file', 'path/to/host/file');

Or download them:

Ssh::create('user', 'host')->download('path/to/host/file', 'path/to/local/file');

Under the hood the process will use scp.

Modifying the Symfony process

Behind the scenes all commands will be performed using Symfonys Process.

You can configure to the Process by using the configureProcess method. Here's and example where we disable the timeout.

Ssh::create('user', 'host')->configureProcess(fn (Process $process) => $process->setTimeout(null));

Immediately responding to output

You can get notified whenever you command produces output by setting by passing a closure to onOutput.

Ssh::create('user', 'host')->onOutput(fn($type, $line) => echo $line)->execute('whoami');

Whenever there is output that close will get called with two parameters:

  • type: this can be Symfony\Component\Process\Process::OUT for regular output and Symfony\Component\Process\Process::ERR for error output
  • line: the output itself


composer test


Please see CHANGELOG for more information on what has changed recently.


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.


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


If you need some more features, take a look at DivineOmega/php-ssh-connection.


The Ssh class contains code taken from laravel/envoy


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