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Command Line Tool Support: Composer

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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.

PhpStorm parses the contents of the specified .phar archive or executable file for Composer commands. When the file analyses is completed, PhpStorm 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 PhpStorm.

Integration with Composer is provided at the PhpStorm level, so once configured, the tool can be used in all your PhpStorm projects. Just activate or de-activate it when necessary depending on you needs.

ItemDescription
Composer.phar or PHP script Choose this option to launch Composer through a PHP script or have PhpStorm detect and start the launcher in the composer.phar archive. In this mode, PhpStorm provides coding assistance and allows to execute scripts.
Path to PHP executableIn 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 browseButton.png and choose the desired location in the dialog box that opens.
Path to composer.phar or composerIn this text box, specify the location of the composer.phar archive. Type the path manually or click the Browse button browseButton.png 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 executableIn this text box, specify the location of the composer executable file. Type the path manually or click the Browse button browseButton.png and choose the desired location in the dialog box that opens.

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Last modified: 24 November 2016