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[Laravel] Can't get the "laravel" command to run in the CMD


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I installed composer and then I tried installing the laravel command line functions as it was described in their website, namely I ran this command:

composer global require "laravel/installer=~1.1"

Taken from directly from the official website - http://laravel.com/docs/4.2#install-laravel

But when I run:

laravel new blog 

I get an error:

C:\xampp\htdocs>laravel new blog
'laravel' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

Please help! I really want to use the "laravel" command lines from the CMD.

I am on Windows 8.1.

I searched a lot in Google for help but with no luck :( Many thanks!

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If you go directly to that directory look for the laravel.bat or similar an try to execute it there... The error message is clear enough... Did you try restarting your computer and try?

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Fixed the problem. It turned out that the PATH was NOT included, I thought it was, but that path turned out to be the one of composer for its CMD commands, not the Laravel ones.


So I ran

composer global require "laravel/installer=~1.1"

and then the message appeared

" Changing directory to C:\Users\Stefany\AppData\Roaming\Composer\vendor\bin "

So I went to that directory and I saw that laravel.bat file WAS THERE, so I copied the path and pasted in in the system variavles windows, then ran the Laravel command:

laravel new blog

And it worked!



Many thanks for your help!

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