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The Console Component
The Console Component¶
The Console component eases the creation of beautiful and testable command line interfaces.
The Console component allows you to create command-line commands. Your console commands can be used for any recurring task, such as cronjobs, imports, or other batch jobs.
You can install the component in 2 different ways:
- Install it via Composer (
- Use the official Git repository (https://github.com/symfony/console).
Then, require the
vendor/autoload.php file to enable the autoloading mechanism
provided by Composer. Otherwise, your application won’t be able to find the classes
of this Symfony component.
Creating a Console Application¶
First, you need to create a PHP script to define the console application:
#!/usr/bin/env php <?php // application.php require __DIR__.'/vendor/autoload.php'; use Symfony\Component\Console\Application; $application = new Application(); // ... register commands $application->run();
Then, you can register the commands using
// ... $application->add(new GenerateAdminCommand());
See the Console Commands article for information about how to create commands.
- Console Commands
- Changing the Default Command
- Understanding how Console Arguments Are Handled
- Using Events
- Using the Logger
- Building a single Command Application
- Using Console Commands, Shortcuts and Built-in Commands
- The Console Helpers
- How to Call Other Commands
- How to Color and Style the Console Output
- How to Call a Command from a Controller
- How to Define Commands as Services
- Console Input (Arguments & Options)
- How to Enable Logging in Console Commands
- How to Generate URLs from the Console
- How to Style a Console Command
- How to Use the Console
- Verbosity Levels
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