Console commands

Console commands guide

To ease development tasks, Shopware contains the Symfony commands functionality. This allows (plugin-) developers to define new commands executable via the Symfony console at bin/console. The best thing about commands is, that they're more than just simple standalone PHP scripts - they integrate into Symfony and Shopware, so you've got access to all the functionality offered by both of them.

Running commands

Commands are run via the bin/console executable. To list all available commands, run bin/console list:

$: php bin/console list
Symfony 4.4.4 (env: dev, debug: true)

  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
  -e, --env=ENV         The Environment name. [default: "dev"]
      --no-debug        Switches off debug mode.
  -v|vv|vvv, --verbose  Increase the verbosity of messages: 1 for normal outp...

Available commands:
  about                                   Displays information about the curr...
  help                                    Displays help for a command
  list                                    Lists commands
  feature:dump                            Creating json file with feature con...
  assets:install                          Installs bundles web assets under a...
  bundle:dump                             [administration:dump:plugins|admini...
  cache:clear                             Clears the cache
  cache:pool:clear                        Clears cache pools
  cache:pool:delete                       Deletes an item from a cache pool
  cache:pool:list                         List available cache pools
  cache:pool:prune                        Prunes cache pools
  cache:warmup                            Warms up an empty cache

Each command usually has a namespace like cache, so to clear the cache you would execute php bin/console cache:clear. If you'd like to learn more about commands in general, have a look at this article in the Symfony documentation.

Adding commands via a plugin

Commands are recognised by Shopware, once they're tagged with the console.command tag in the dependency injection container . So to register a new command, just add it to your plugin's services.xml and specify the console.command tag:

    <!-- ... -->

    <service id="Swag\ExamplePlugin\Command\ExampleCommand">
        <tag name="console.command"/>

<!-- ... -->

Your command's class should extend from the Symfony\Component\Console\Command\Command class, here's an example:

// SwagExamplePlugin/src/Command/ExampleCommand.php

<?php declare(strict_types=1);

namespace Swag\ExamplePlugin\Command;

use Symfony\Component\Console\Command\Command;
use Symfony\Component\Console\Input\InputInterface;
use Symfony\Component\Console\Output\OutputInterface;

class ExampleCommand extends Command
    protected static $defaultName = 'swag-commands:example';

    protected function execute(InputInterface $input, OutputInterface $output)
        $output->writeln('It works!');

This command is of course only a basic example, so feel free to experiment. As stated above, you now have access to all of the functionality offered by Symfony and Shopware. For inspiration, maybe have a look at the Symfony documentation - you may for example use tables , progress bars , or custom formats .

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