Command Line Tool Support: Composer
for Windows and Linux
The dialog box opens when you click the Add button and choose Composer in the Choose Tool to Add dialog box.
In this dialog box, enable the use of Composer Dependency Manager in the command line mode by specifying the way to launch Composer and appointing the file to look for Composer commands in.
IntelliJ IDEA parses the contents of the specified
.phar archive or executable file for Composer commands. When the file analyses is completed, IntelliJ IDEA returns to the Command Line Tools page of the Settings dialog bos where the specified file is added to the list of command line tools available in IntelliJ IDEA.
Integration with Composer is provided at the IntelliJ IDEA level, so once configured, the tool can be used in all your IntelliJ IDEA projects. Just activate or de-activate it when necessary depending on you needs.
|Composer.phar or PHP script|| Choose this option to launch Composer through a PHP script or have IntelliJ IDEA detect and start the launcher in the |
composer.phar archive. In this mode, IntelliJ IDEA provides coding assistance and allows you to execute scripts.
|Path to PHP executable||In this field, specify the location of the PHP engine installation folder. Choose the PHP installation from the list, or type the path manually, or click the Browse button and choose the desired location in the dialog box that opens. |
|Path to composer.phar or composer||In this text box, specify the location of the |
composer.phar archive. Type the path manually or click the Browse button and choose the desired location in the dialog box that opens.
|Composer executable|| Choose this option to launch Composer through the |
Composer executable file. In this mode, you do not get coding assistance and cannot execute scripts because not PHP engine is appointed for it.
|Path to executable||In this text box, specify the location of the |
composer executable file. Type the path manually or click the Browse button and choose the desired location in the dialog box that opens.
Last modified: 18 July 2017