Using console commands

Working with CLI

We have our PHP compiled, Composer installed, Magento 2 installed. But how access them? Everything is scattered across the file system.

That is where CLI comes in handy. It provides aliases for PHP, Composer and Magento in your project. We can open it by running a command:

npm run cli # for NPM
yarn cli # for Yarn

Now we have access to PHP, Composer and Magento, we can install PHP dependencies, upgrade Magento and so on.

php -v
> PHP 7.4.13 (cli) ...
composer --version
> Composer version 1.10.19
# Can be used with alias
c --version
> Composer version 1.10.19
magento setup:upgrade
> Magento upgrade output ...
# Can be used with alias
m se:up
> Magento upgrade output ...

Common Usage

Flushing Magento cache

magento cache:flush
# or with aliases and shortcuts
m c:f

Magento upgrade

magento setup:upgrade
# or with aliases and shortcuts
m se:up

Upgrading Composer dependencies

composer upgrade
# or with alias
c upgrade