All composer commands, depending on your install, may need to use php composer.phar in the install folder for composer, instead of plain composer.

Package management

Command Description
composer install Install everything in composer.json
composer install laravel Install a package
composer install laravel --dry-run Simulates the install without installing anything
composer install laravel --no-scripts Skips post-download scripts

Updating

Command Description
composer update Update all packages
composer update laravel Update a certain package
composer update vendor/* Update all packages in a folder

Requiring

Command Description
composer require laravel. Add new package to composer.json and install it
composer require laravel --dev Add new package to require-dev and install it.

Removing

Command Description
composer remove laravel Remove new package to composer.json and uninstall it
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