The Laravel framework artisan CLI extension command. Easily perform database migrations of specific migration files.
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MigrateSpecific is a Laravel framework Artisan CLI extension command that helps you easily perform database migrations of specific migration files.


laravel/framework v5.4.0 or later.


Run command in your Laravel project root directory:

composer require caloskao/migrate-specific

Register command at app/Console/Kernel.php :

protected $commands = [

Now, run php artisan , you can see migrate:specific in the migrate section:

  migrate:fresh        Drop all tables and re-run all migrations
  migrate:install      Create the migration repository
  migrate:refresh      Reset and re-run all migrations
  migrate:reset        Rollback all database migrations
  migrate:rollback     Rollback the last database migration
  migrate:specific     Migrate, refresh, reset or rollback for specific migration files.
  migrate:status       Show the status of each migration


You can run php artisan help migrate:specific to check command usage:

  Migrate, refresh, reset or rollback for specific migration files.

  migrate:specific [options] [--] <files>...

  files                 File path, support multiple file. (Sperate by space)

  -k, --keep-batch      Keep batch number. (Only works in refresh mode)
  -m, --mode[=MODE]     Set migrate execution mode, supported mode have: default, refresh, reset [default: "default"]
  -y, --assume-yes      Automatic yes to prompts; assume "yes" as answer to all prompts and run non-interactively. The process will be automatic assume yes as answer when  you used option "-n" or "-q".
  -h, --help            Display this help message
  -q, --quiet           Do not output any message
  -V, --version         Display this application version
      --ansi            Force ANSI output
      --no-ansi         Disable ANSI output
  -n, --no-interaction  Do not ask any interactive question
      --env[=ENV]       The environment the command should run under
  -v|vv|vvv, --verbose  Increase the verbosity of messages: 1 for normal output, 2 for more verbose output and 3 for debug

Basic usage

Migrate single file:

php artisan migrate:specific database/migrations/table.php

Migrate mutiple files:

php artisan migrate:specific database/migrations/2014_10_12_000000_create_users_table.php /home/caloskao/2018*

Output is like below:

The following migration files will be migrated:

 Is this correct? (yes/no) [no]:
 > yes

Migrating: 2014_10_12_000000_create_users_table
Migrated:  2014_10_12_000000_create_users_table
Migrating: 2018_07_31_174401_create_jobs_table
Migrated:  2018_07_31_174401_create_jobs_table
Migrating: 2018_07_31_185911_create_failed_jobs_table
Migrated:  2018_07_31_185911_create_failed_jobs_table

Migrate mode

MigrateSpecific support you execute migrate:refresh, migrate:reset or migrate:rollback command for specific migration file, call migrate:specific with option -m.

# Refresh mode
php artisan migrate:specific -m refresh /path/to/migration.php

# Reset mode
php artisan migrate:specific -m reset /path/to/migration.php

# Rollback mode
php artisan migrate:specific -m rollback /path/to/migration.php

Using MigrateSpecific in non-interactive mode

Sometimes we need to perform a database migration many times, or we need to deploy it into an automated process. At this time, we can use the option -y to directly perform database migration without confirmation.

php artisan migrate:specific -y /path/to/migration.php


  • If you call the option -n or -q, MigrateSpecific will be automatically enable option -y.
  • If you are not using MigrateSpecific in the above situations, we recommend that you do not perform database migration in non-interactive mode to avoid accidental loss of data.


The Migrate Specific extension is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT license.