Composer basics

Here a basics list of Composer commands to retrieve the most used one.

Start new php project:

composer init

Install a new packages with:

composer require packageName

Use to find the exact component name

In order to get the latest versions:

composer update

Uninstall packages from composer:

composer remove packageName

Search package from composer:

composer search packageName

Shows a list of installed packages that have updates available:

composer outdated

You should always run the validate command before you commit your composer.json file:

composer validate


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