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Install PHP composer



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1. Create a folder c:\dev\php\composer

2. Check the PATH environment variable include c:\dev\php

3.A functioning php.ini is required. 

  • Either create/copy php.ini to c:\dev\php
  • Or pass the path to php.exe with the argument php --php-ini c:\dev\php.ini

4. From an elevated command prompt

  cd \dev\php\composer\

php -r "copy('', 'composer-setup.php');"
php -r "if (hash_file('sha384', 'composer-setup.php') === '55ce33d7678c5a611085589f1f3ddf8b3c52d662cd01d4ba75c0ee0459970c2200a51f492d557530c71c15d8dba01eae') { echo 'Installer verified'; } else { echo 'Installer corrupt'; } echo PHP_EOL;"

php composer-setup.php

5. Configure Netbeans to use composer,

Tools>Options>PHP>Frameworks and Tools>Composer

  • Composer: c:\dev\php\composer\composer.phar

6. Right click the project in the Project navigation pane, select Composer>Init

7. Dependencies can be added to the projct with Composer>Add Dependency


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