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Composer - Dependency Management for PHP

Composer helps you declare, manage and install dependencies of PHP projects, ensuring you have the right stack everywhere.

See for more information and documentation.

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Installation / Usage

  1. Download the composer.phar executable or use the installer.

    $ curl -sS | php
  2. Create a composer.json defining your dependencies. Note that this example is a short version for applications that are not meant to be published as packages themselves. To create libraries/packages please read the documentation.

        "require": {
            "monolog/monolog": ">=1.0.0"
  3. Run Composer: php composer.phar install

  4. Browse for more packages on Packagist.

Installation from Source

To run tests, or develop Composer itself, you must use the sources and not the phar file as described above.

  1. Run git clone
  2. Download the composer.phar executable
  3. Run Composer to get the dependencies: cd composer && php ../composer.phar install

You can now run Composer by executing the bin/composer script: php /path/to/composer/bin/composer

Global installation of Composer (manual)

Follow instructions in the documentation

Updating Composer

Running php composer.phar self-update or equivalent will update a phar install with the latest version.


All code contributions - including those of people having commit access - must go through a pull request and approved by a core developer before being merged. This is to ensure proper review of all the code.

Fork the project, create a feature branch, and send us a pull request.

To ensure a consistent code base, you should make sure the code follows the Coding Standards which we borrowed from Symfony.

If you would like to help take a look at the list of issues.


Mailing lists for user support and development.

IRC channels are on #composer for users and #composer-dev for development.

Stack Overflow has a growing collection of Composer related questions.


PHP 5.3.2 or above (at least 5.3.4 recommended to avoid potential bugs)


Nils Adermann - - -
Jordi Boggiano - - -

See also the list of contributors who participated in this project.


Composer is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for details


  • This project's Solver started out as a PHP port of openSUSE's Libzypp satsolver.
  • This project uses hiddeninput.exe to prompt for passwords on windows, sources and details can be found on the github page of the project.
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