12/3/2016 - 9:34 AM

Installing laravel installer on windows

Installing laravel installer on windows

The PATH for Windows:

I’ve found the location where composer stores the Vendor files.

So instead of ~/.composer/vendor/bin, on Windows the following path should be used:

C:\Users\<COMPUTER NAME>\AppData\Roaming\Composer\vendor\bin

How to install the Laravel Installer:

I assume you have php and composer in your PATH already.

First of all install the Laravel Installer. Open a command prompt and enter:

composer global require "laravel/installer=~1.1"

Then update the PATH environment variable via e.g. command prompt with admin privileges:

setx /M path "%path%;%appdata%\Composer\vendor\bin"
%appdata% is added, so you don’t have to worry about adding your computer name.

How to create a fresh Laravel Installation:

Now you should be able to run laravel commands in the command prompt.

To create a fresh laravel installation, open a command prompt in the directory of choice and enter:

laravel new name_of_directory
If everything went right, you should see the following message: