Installing the Symfony CLI

Learn how to install the Symfony CLI on a Linux Ubuntu operating system to interact with the Symfony framework.

In this lesson, we’ll install the Symfony CLI, which is a command utility used to interact with Symfony projects.

The Symfony CLI is crucial for Symfony projects because it provides us with the capability to:

  • Create new projects
  • Run a Symfony server to see our website
  • Modify database attributes
  • Interact with Symfony learning book
  • Connect to Symfony cloud
  • Create classes
  • Plus, a lot more!

Install curl

Install the Linux curl package, which lets you use the curl command to download files from URLs.

sudo apt install curl

The sudo password is educativecourse.

Get the Symfony CLI package

Pull the Symfony CLI package.

curl -1sLf '' | sudo -E bash

Install the Symfony CLI

Run the following command to install the Symfony CLI:

sudo apt install symfony-cli

Check the Symfony CLI

Check if the Symfony CLI is installed correctly by running:

symfony -v

Successful installation should show several lines of text in the terminal, starting with the Symfony CLI version number.

Well done! Now, you have the Symfony CLI installed.

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