Laravel Console Task


October 17th, 2018

Laravel Console Task

Laravel Console Task is a package by Nuno Maduro that allows you to perform tasks and to output the results to the console.

For example, let’s say your package comes with a console command that checks for certain requirements to validate that the installation is compatible with your PHP environment:

* Execute the console command.
* @return void
public function handle()
$this->info('Checking requirements...');
$redisInstalled = $this->task('redis PECL module', function () {
return extension_loaded('redis');
$bcmathInstalled = $this->task('bcmath module', function () {
return extension_loaded('bcmath');
// ...

As seen in the above example, the macro returns the result of the closure, which means you can capture the result in a variable if you need to reference the outcome later in your console.

If you’re interested in the implementation behind this package, check out Nuno’s Laravel Console Task post on Medium. You can also check out the macro implementation here that makes $this->task() possible in Artisan console commands.

For complete installation instructions and the source code, check out the nunomaduro/laravel-console-task repo on GitHub.

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Paul Redmond

Full stack web developer. Author of Lumen Programming Guide and Docker for PHP Developers.