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Download Symfony

Run this installer to create a binary called symfony:

wget https://get.symfony.com/cli/installer -O - | bash
SHA-256 checksums of the installed binary
  • linux_amd64: 608e4b1ee3507f742200df5095b20cefd9d8d7da4349b6e9510f040efc08c708
  • linux_386: eeb838728a115d06051d10597847a62de7d9e0d9e08ec1230cb3f7a5d7fe79f2

Run this installer to create a binary called symfony:

curl -sS https://get.symfony.com/cli/installer | bash
SHA-256 checksums of the installed binary
  • darwin_amd64: f590d9bce828abec9cd2d9e084efe5ba4f7bacadd3e7ed49ce2704e1958986c4
  • darwin_386: c944e36872754b210b7dfcd5c1e27879c3996f7afda7bac804798d4b8703caa7
If you prefer, you can download the binary directly:
32-bit or 64-bit platforms.

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SHA-256 checksums of the installed binary:

  • windows_amd64: 1d3259dd781a937f68137a2b674e7e3c4eae675e9f941626c57d16e30b3409e1
  • windows_386: fa3960c574bc1880ec88f7ddc40cae596eccb4570313d7047f0afda542aca86c

Changelog of the most recent Symfony Binary versions:


  • Fix a race condition when using PHP CLI as the local web server backend


  • Add support for Bitbucket integration
  • Add support for ""SYMFONY_DEFAULT_ROUTE_*"" locally
  • Add ""open:remote:rabbitmq"" and ""open:local:rabbitmq""
  • Add information about environment variables on ""server:status""
  • Env vars from SymfonyCloud are not exposed by default anymore when a tunnel is open (use ""--expose-env-vars"" on ""tunnel:open"" explicitly instead)
  • Remove ""--force"" on ""var:export"" and ""local:run"" (use ""--expose-env-vars"" on ""tunnel:open"" instead)
  • Remove ""SYMFONY_FORCE_TUNNEL_ENVS_MASTER"" (use ""--expose-env-vars"" on ""tunnel:open"" instead)
  • Add a link to the RabbitMQ management interface is available via Docker locally
  • Add ""--first"" flag to ""env:urls"" command
  • Support routes served by services (like Varnish) in ""env:urls"" and ""open:remote"" commands
  • Support ""dir1,dir2"" syntax for ""--watch"" flag of the ""symfony run"" command
  • Add an argument to ""var:export"" to allow printing one env var value
  • Add support for SPAs in the local web server (""symfony server:start --passthru=index.html"")
  • Add "env:needs-deploy" command
  • Update available extensions list
  • Improve ""domain:attach"" output when domain name is invalid
  • Fix "symfony ssh" multiline handling when output is captured or piped
  • Fix log parsing when PHP uses RFC3339Nano for dates
  • Fix parsing very long log lines (Symfony exceptions for instance)


  • Add monitoring of commands executed via "run -d" to automatically restart them when they crash
  • Add ""--watch"" to ""run -d"" to automatically restart the commands when code changes
  • Fix wrong instructions for renewing local server TLS certificate
  • Fix ""APP_ENV"" detection when running ""symfony console""
  • Update application name used by ""project:init"" to be ""app""
  • Add ""slug"" flag to ""project:init"" allowing to override application name
  • Fix streaming several files with ""local:server:log"" only stream the last one
  • Change default value for ""lines"" flag of ""local:server:log"" command to 0
  • Add ""mount:list"" and ""mount:size"" commands
  • Follow redeployment following ""project:scale""
  • Reuse SSH connection when running several commands in the same session
  • Add ""db:size"" command

End-User License Agreement of the Symfony binary.

The symfony binary created by the installer provides:

Creating Symfony applications

If you are building a traditional web application:

symfony new --full my_project

If you are building a microservice, console application or API:

symfony new my_project

Read the docs to learn about installing Symfony with Composer.

Use the Symfony Components

Symfony Components are a set of decoupled and reusable libraries that can be used in any PHP application.

Install Composer and run this command to add a Symfony component in your app:

composer require
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