Installing Laravel installer globally on Mac

Installing Laravel installer globally on Mac

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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 php ~/.composer/vendor/bin</code>&nbsp;directory (or the equivalent directory for your OS) in your PATH so the&nbsp;php 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:

Laravel new Blog