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[WCM][Console] Add Process Helper documentation

| Q             | A
| ------------- | ---
| Doc fix?      | yes
| New docs?     | yes (symfony/symfony#10627)
| Applies to    | 2.5+
| Fixed tickets | n/a


1705231 [Console] Add Process Helper documentation
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weaverryan committed Apr 12, 2014
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* :doc:`/components/console/helpers/dialoghelper`
* :doc:`/components/console/helpers/formatterhelper`
* :doc:`/components/console/helpers/processhelper`
* :doc:`/components/console/helpers/progressbar`
* :doc:`/components/console/helpers/progresshelper`
* :doc:`/components/console/helpers/table`
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.. index::
single: Console Helpers; Process Helper
Process Helper
.. versionadded:: 2.5
The Process Helper was introduced in Symfony 2.5.
The Process Helper shows processes as they're running and reports
useful information about process status.
To display process details, use the :class:`Symfony\\Component\\Console\\Helper\\ProcessHelper`
and run your command with verbosity. For example, running the following code with
a very verbose verbosity (e.g. -vv)::
use Symfony\Component\Process\ProcessBuilder;
$helper = $this->getHelperSet()->get('process');
$process = ProcessBuilder::create(array('figlet', 'Symfony'))->getProcess();
$helper->run($output, $process);
will result in this output:
.. image:: /images/components/console/process-helper-verbose.png
It will result in more detailed output with debug verbosity (e.g. -vvv):
.. image:: /images/components/console/process-helper-debug.png
In case the process fails, debugging is easier:
.. image:: /images/components/console/process-helper-error-debug.png
There are three ways to use the process helper: using a command line string, an array
of arguments that would be escaped or a :class:`Symfony\\Component\\Process\\Process`
You can display a customized error message using the third argument of the
:method:`Symfony\\Component\\Console\\Helper\\ProcessHelper::run` method::
$helper->run($output, $process, 'The process failed :(');
A custom process callback can be passed as fourth argument, refer to the
:doc:`Process Component </components/process>` for callback documentation::
use Symfony\Component\Process\Process;
$helper->run($output, $process, 'The process failed :(', function ($type, $data) {
if (Process::ERR === $type) {
// do something with the stderr output
} else {
// do something with the stdout
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