Install Composer on CentOS 7

Introduction

Composer is a tool for dependency management in PHP. It allows you to declare the libraries your project depends on and it will manage (install/update) them for you.

Requirements

  • CentOS 7
  • cURL
  • PHP (including php-cli)

Installation

The installation process of Composer is relatively simple. First, let’s get in the good habit of updating our server.

# sudo yum -y update

Switch into the temp directory.

# cd /tmp

Install Composer using cURL

# sudo curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php

Want to make Composer globally accessible?

# mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer

Conclusion

Composer is an essential tool for any PHP developer. It is very easy to install and you will save countless hours over the years automating your dependencies. Happy developing!

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