How to use Yii's console commands?


by deron , in category: PHP Frameworks , a year ago

How to use Yii's console commands?

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by jasen_gottlieb , a year ago


Yii is a powerful PHP web application framework that includes a variety of tools and features to help developers build robust applications quickly and efficiently. One of Yii's key features is its command-line interface (CLI), which provides a set of console commands for performing a wide range of tasks, such as generating code, running migrations, and managing databases.

To use Yii's console commands, follow these steps:

  1. Open a terminal or command prompt and navigate to the root directory of your Yii application.
  2. Type the following command to launch Yii's console application:
php yii

This will display a list of available commands and their descriptions.

  1. To run a specific command, type:
php yii <command> [options] [arguments]

Replace <command> with the name of the command you want to run, and specify any additional options or arguments as needed.

For example, to generate a new controller class, you can run:

php yii generate/controller UserController

This will create a new file named UserController.php in the controllers directory of your application.

  1. Once you've run a command, Yii will display any output or error messages in the console window.

That's it! With Yii's console commands, you can perform a wide range of tasks quickly and easily, making it an essential tool for any Yii developer.