How to Install the New Laravel Installer Terminal Client

Published: October 12, 2013

Well, Laravel 4.1 was installed today, and looks like a feature-packed release. You can learn all about it here.

In addition to many other great changes, there is also the ability to install Laravel using a command line tool, which is awesome. But for newbies and designer types, installing this tool can be hard. Don’t worry though, you can do it.

  1. Open your Terminal client.
  2. Type this in. We’re going to be downloading the file using wget, rename it, move it to /usr/local/bin. (Don’t type the $), and then make it executable. You’ll need to have wget installed. Here’s how:

    $ wget http://laravel.com/laravel.phar $ mv laravel.phar /usr/local/bin/laravel $ chmod 777 /usr/local/bin/laravel

Install a new Laravel project using your terminal client:

$ laravel new blog

Hope that helps someone. Let me know if you have any problems!

David Hemphill

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