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Installing Laravel installer globally on Mac

David Carr

Laravel Framework

    Laravel comes with a handy command line installer, once installed can be ran anywhere from terminal to install a new Laravel application. In this post I’ll be covering the steps involved to get the installer installed and the PATH configured correctly.

    First of all install the installer using composer:

    composer global require "laravel/installer"

    The official docs say:

    Make sure to place the ~/.composer/vendor/bin directory (or the equivalent directory for your OS) in your PATH so the laravel executable can be located by your system.Some people 

    To do this open your bash profile in nano:

    nano ~/.bash_profile

    Next set the PATH location.

    export PATH="~/.composer/vendor/bin:$PATH"

    Exit nano by pressing CTRL + x restart terminal.

    Now the installer can be used anywhere by calling Laravel new folloed by the project you can to create such as Blog:

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