PHP Artisan with Laravel 5.4 – list of mostly used commands

Working with Laravel without PHP Artisan would be no so efficient. Laravel delivers us list of mostly used commands by daily developer’s actions. You need to know this list and use the commands to speed up your efficiency in coding.

Displaying list of PHP Artisan commands

In order to run the Artisan lists of commands you need to type … the command:

php artisan

You should be able to see the view like below:

Full list of artisan commands with examples will be presented below.

You can use this place to come back and find the right command for you.

Laravel Artisan list of commands with examples

  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
  inspire              Display an inspiring quote
  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:forget         Remove an item from the 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:command         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:mail            Create a new email class
  make:middleware      Create a new middleware class
  make:migration       Create a new migration file
  make:model           Create a new Eloquent model class
  make:notification    Create a new notification 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
  notifications:table  Create a migration for the notifications table
  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           Start processing jobs on the queue as a daemon
  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
  storage:link         Create a symbolic link from "public/storage" to "storage/app/public"
  vendor:publish       Publish any publishable assets from vendor packages
  view:clear           Clear all compiled view files



Let’s say you want to add a new column to existing table. You can do this running the command:

php artisan make:migration add_configuration_brick_file_table

This will create migration file name directly like you put in the command plus prefix with current date. The file will be created with with two empty methods up and down that you need to fill on your own.

Full list of available column types you can find under the link: laravel migration column types


This command is relatively simpe. Using it this way:

php artisan migrate

you can easily run all migrations into database.

In the example we added new column named options so after running the comand you will see that new column is added into database:

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