Laravel 6.13.0 Released


January 29th, 2020


The Laravel team released v6.13.0 this week with the ability to format implicit validation attributes and a new ensureDirectoryExists() filesystem method.

Here’s a look at some of the highlight new features:

Allow Formatting Implicit Validation Attributes

Mohamed Said contributed a PR that allows a validator to configure a custom formatter for an implicit attribute:

1// Instead of "0.age must be an integer"
2// A formatter could do: "age at line 1 must be an integer"
4 [['age' => 'thirty']],
5 ['*.age' => 'integer']
6)->setImplicitAttributesFormatter(function ($attribute) {
7 [$line, $attribute] = explode('.', $attribute);
9 return sprintf('%s at line %d', $attribute, $line + 1);

Filesystem ensureDirectoryExists Method

Taylor Otwell contributed the ensureDirectoryExists() method for the filesystem class:

1Filesystem::ensureDirectoryExists($path, $mode = 0755, $recursive = true);

This method will create the directory if it doesn’t already exist.

Storage URL for the FTP Driver

Melek REBAI contributed support for Storage::url() to work with the FTP driver.

You can see the full list of new features and updates below and the whole diff between 6.12.0 and 6.13.0 on GitHub. The full release notes for Laravel 6.0 are available in the GitHub v6 changelog:



  • Added --api option to the make:model command (#31197, #31222)
  • Added PendingResourceRegistration::shallow() method (#31208, 104c539)
  • Allowed formatting an implicit attribute using a closure (#31246)
  • Added Filesystem::ensureDirectoryExists() method (8a8eed4)
  • Added support to Storage::url() for the Ftp driver (#31258, b8790e5)


  • Fixed laravel migrations when migrating to sql server (dropColumn with default value) (#31229)
  • Fixed handleBeginTransactionException() method calling pdo property instead of getPdo() method (#31233)
  • Fixed channel names when broadcasting via redis (#31261)
  • Replace asterisks before validation (#31257)


  • Reset timeout handler after worker loop (#31198)

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