Laravel Framework

Installing Laravel installer globally on Mac

Laravel comes with a handy command line installer, once installed can be ran anywhere from terminal to install a new Laravel application. In this post I’ll be covering the steps involved to get the installer installed and the PATH configured correctly.

First of all install the installer using composer:

composer global require "laravel/installer"

The official docs say:

Make sure to place the ~/.composer/vendor/bin directory (or the equivalent directory for your OS) in your PATH so the laravel executable can be located by your system.Some people 

To do this open your bash profile in nano:

nano ~/.bash_profile

Next set the PATH location.

export PATH="~/.composer/vendor/bin:$PATH"

Exit nano by pressing CTRL + x restart terminal.

Now the installer can be used anywhere by calling Laravel new folloed by the project you can to create such as Blog:

Laravel new Blog


David Carr

David Carr

For the past 12 years, I’ve been developing applications for the web using mostly PHP. I do this for a living and love what I do as every day there is something new and exciting to learn.

In my spare time, the web development community is a big part of my life. Whether managing online programming groups and blogs or attending a conference, I find keeping involved helps me stay up to date. This is also my chance to give back to the community that helped me get started, a place I am proud to be apart of.

Besides programming I love spending time with friends and family and can often be found together going out catching the latest movie, staying in playing games on the sofa or planning a trip to someplace I’ve never been before.