Frequently Used Laravel 5.2 Terminal Commands

Here I’m going to keep a list of my own frequently used Laravel 5.2 terminal commands. Every time I need to use one of these commands I end up googling and looking at several different sites to find the right command, and some are outdated. Here’s the list.

Use .htaccess to point http server root to Laravel’s public folder:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ public/$1 [L]


Setup an sqlite database
in terminal:
$ touch database/database.sqlite
in .env file:
(my mac setup: DB_DATABASE=/Users/my_user_name/Sites/my_project_folder/database/database.sqlite)



Clear view caches
php artisan view:clear

Clear cache
php artisan cache:clear

Make authorization views and scaffolding
php artisan make:auth

Create a new project called “blog” with the preferred distrubution of Laravel
composer create-project laravel/laravel tkcms –prefer-dist

Make a new model
php artisan make:model model-name

Make a new empty controller
php artisan make:controller MyController

Make a new controller with all standard methods
php artisan make:controller MyController –resource


Create a table called create_users_table
php artisan make:migration create_users_table


$ gulp //compiles sass
$ gulp watch //watches for changes and auto-compiles sass
$ control-c to stop gulp watch

Laravel Framework version 5.2.39

command [options] [arguments]

-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

Available commands:
clear-compiled Remove the compiled class file
down Put the application into maintenance mode
env Display the current framework environment
help Displays help for a command
list Lists commands
migrate Run the database migrations
optimize Optimize the framework for better performance
serve Serve the application on the PHP development server
tinker Interact with your application
up Bring the application out of maintenance mode
app:name Set the application namespace
auth:clear-resets Flush expired password reset tokens
cache:clear Flush the application cache
cache:table Create a migration for the cache database table
config:cache Create a cache file for faster configuration loading
config:clear Remove the configuration cache file
db:seed Seed the database with records
event:generate Generate the missing events and listeners based on registration
key:generate Set the application key
make:auth Scaffold basic login and registration views and routes
make:console Create a new Artisan command
make:controller Create a new controller class
make:event Create a new event class
make:job Create a new job class
make:listener Create a new event listener class
make:middleware Create a new middleware class
make:migration Create a new migration file
make:model Create a new Eloquent model class
make:policy Create a new policy class
make:provider Create a new service provider class
make:request Create a new form request class
make:seeder Create a new seeder class
make:test Create a new test class
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:status Show the status of each migration
queue:failed List all of the failed queue jobs
queue:failed-table Create a migration for the failed queue jobs database table
queue:flush Flush all of the failed queue jobs
queue:forget Delete a failed queue job
queue:listen Listen to a given queue
queue:restart Restart queue worker daemons after their current job
queue:retry Retry a failed queue job
queue:table Create a migration for the queue jobs database table
queue:work Process the next job on a queue
route:cache Create a route cache file for faster route registration
route:clear Remove the route cache file
route:list List all registered routes
schedule:run Run the scheduled commands
session:table Create a migration for the session database table
vendor:publish Publish any publishable assets from vendor packages
view:clear Clear all compiled view files