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Where is composer.phar #7037

PebbleSun opened this Issue Jan 24, 2018 · 4 comments


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PebbleSun commented Jan 24, 2018


I have a server and when I got it Composer was installed by default. It is installed here:


when I list what is in the composer directory (the last one) there is nothing. It is not a directory. Can someone explain where on earth my composer.phar is as I think I need to move it to access Composer globally.

I have used composer but I think I need to move the Composer.phar file to use it everywhere.

Many thanks for any help



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stof commented Jan 24, 2018

this is because it is not a directory. It is the composer.phar executable (without the .phar extension to make the executable nicer)


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PebbleSun commented Jan 24, 2018

Thanks for your reply.
To execute Composer commands globally I believe I have to move this file (composer.phar) to /usr/local/bin/composer

In which directory do I have to be to execute mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer to move this file or doesn't it matter in which directory this is executed?
I also don't know what to do if the file is called composer and not composer.phar. Will it still be moved without the file extension? I used the find command to try and find composer.phar and I got no result?

Many thanks for any help.


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curry684 commented Jan 25, 2018

Please follow the relevant install guides at

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Abilandou commented Mar 13, 2019

Everything was working well after following steps from;
I am working on a Laravel project and when i tried to install an image package by running
sudo composer.phar require intervention/image or sudo php composer.phar require intervention/image

i get Could not open input file: composer.phar.

Please help.

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