Installing Composer on Mac OSX

Installing Composer on Mac OSX

Composer is a cross-platform dependency manager for PHP libraries.

In this guide, i'm installing Composer on a machine running Mac OSX with MAMP.

  1. Open a terminal and navigate to your user directory, ie cd /User/<USER_NAME>/
  2. Run this command shown below to download Composer. This will create a Phar (PHP Archive) file called composer.phar:
    curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php
    
  3. Now we move composer.phar file to a directory
    sudo mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/
  4. We want to run Composer with having to be root al the time, so we need to change the permissions:
    sudo chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/composer.phar
    

     

  5. Next, we need to let Bash know where to execute Composer: 
    nano ~/.bash_profile
    

    Add this line below to bash_profile and save
     

    alias composer="php /usr/local/bin/composer.phar"
    

    and then run this command:
     

    source ~/.bash_profile

     

  6. Finally, run: 
    composer -v
    

    If all goes well and it is working, you'll see this screen:
    Composer installed

 

Walter (not verified), 20 Mar 2020 - 2:09pm
Perfect! Thank you
Reynaldo (not verified), 21 Mar 2020 - 5:07pm
It worked perfectly! Thanks, man (or girl, idk).
James (not verified), 21 Mar 2020 - 6:30pm
That's brilliant. Clear, simple, easy to follow instructions. Thank you!
Damien (not verified), 23 Mar 2020 - 6:25pm
Wonderful !! Merci !
Arunjith R S (not verified), 24 Mar 2020 - 4:01pm
Perfect...Thanks alot
Robson Niedson (not verified), 24 Mar 2020 - 8:27pm
Obrigado. Funcionou bem!
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
Your email address will be kept private and will not be shown publicly.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.