Skip to content
The Hoa\Cli library.
PHP Batchfile
Branch: master
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information.


Build status Code coverage Packagist License

Hoa is a modular, extensible and structured set of PHP libraries.
Moreover, Hoa aims at being a bridge between industrial and research worlds.


Help on IRC Help on Gitter Documentation Board

This meta-library provides the hoa command line. This is a shell tool to access libraries' commands.

Learn more.


With Composer, to include this library into your dependencies, you need to require hoa/cli:

$ composer require hoa/cli '~3.0'

For more installation procedures, please read the Source page.


Before running the test suites, the development dependencies must be installed:

$ composer install

Then, to run all the test suites:

$ vendor/bin/hoa test:run

For more information, please read the contributor guide.

Quick usage

Once installed, commands from libraries can be run with the following command line pattern:

$ hoa <library-name>:<command-name> <options> <inputs>

Running hoa with no argument will list all the available commands with a small description. Note: If the option --no-verbose is present, the list of commands will not be formatted. Thus, used in conjunction with Zsh resources, you will be able to auto-complete any commands from any libraries for free.

On every command, there is at least the -h, --help and -? options, providing helps and usages.

To provide a command from a library, create a class inside the Bin/ directory. For instance, for a potential Hoa\Foo library, the bar command will be described by the Hoa\Foo\Bin\Bar class, located inside the Foo/Bin/Bar.php file.


The hack book of Hoa\Cli contains detailed information about how to use this library and how it works.

To generate the documentation locally, execute the following commands:

$ composer require --dev hoa/devtools
$ vendor/bin/hoa devtools:documentation --open

More documentation can be found on the project's website:

Getting help

There are mainly two ways to get help:


Do you want to contribute? Thanks! A detailed contributor guide explains everything you need to know.


Hoa is under the New BSD License (BSD-3-Clause). Please, see LICENSE for details.

You can’t perform that action at this time.