When trying to create a new laravel project, The following error appears on the CLI:
Could not open input file: artisan
Script php artisan clear-compiled handling the post-install-cmd event returned with an error
I am using the latest version of XAMPP v3.2.1 with PHP 5.5.15 and with mcrypt enabled (made sure of that by issuing the command php -m). And I am running windows 8.1
You need to first create Laravel project and if you already have one you need to go to this project dir using
cd command in terminal for example
Now you will be able to run any artisan commands, for example running
php artisan will display you list of available commands.
You cannot use
php artisan if you are not inside a
laravel project folder.
That is why it says
'Could not open input file - artisan'.
If you project is at
You can properly execute your artisan like this
php /home/forge/laravel-project/artisan ...
Most probably you are not in the right directory!
I just needed to make
chmod +x artisan
…and it works without the php prefix then.
First, be sure to be in the laravel project folder or else the terminal won’t be able to locate the
artisan file in the project directory and any subsequent request you pulled to start a server would be rejected.
Let’s say our laravel project name is
blog and located in
We then have:
Where to open terminal
Navigate to the
C:laravelblog directory and open the command window (terminal). Input the code below:
Laravel terminal code to start server
php artisan serve --host 127.0.0.1
You must must be in your Laravel Project Folder
When creating a new project with
laravel new project-name, a folder will be created with your project name as name. You must get in that folder before using any
php artisan command like
php artisan serve because the artisan file is in that folder
I also had the problem i just installed but forgot to jump the created project folder.
So you need to jump your project folder.
and then serve php artisan command
Just make sure you are in the project folder by typing
If not then go to the project folder by typing
And then type
php artisan serve
If it is your first install of laravel then create another directory/folder inside the laravel directory and then move to that empty folder and create another project using the command below:
composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog
This will create a new project named “blog”, then go back to parent laravel directory and now you can run this command:
php artisan serve
You will receive the return such as:
laravel deployment server started: http://localhost:8000
After struggling with this issue, I found out that you need to find where artisan resides by running
sudo find / -name artisan,
and from there run the command
php artisan ....
Try executing it as
sudo laravel new blog
Your file may not have the appropriate permissions. Let us know if it worked!
I checked out an existing Laravel project, which did not have this script. Even a
find / -name 'artisan' produced no results. The solution turned out to be simple, if a bit weird:
curl -L 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/laravel/laravel/v4.2.11/artisan' > artisan
You probably want to choose a tagged version that matches your installed version of Laravel.
If you’re running your Laravel project in Vagrant and have just SSH-ed into the virtual machine, don’t forget to
cd /vagrant before you try running artisan commands!
This error happens because you didn’t install composer on your project.
composer install command in your project path.
The very first thing you have to check in this error is whether you are in the right folder. Direct the command prompt inside the project folder where all the Laravel package is existing.
First go to the Laravel folder then type the artisan commands like
if your Laravel app name “Demopro”
so open cmd and with the help of cd command go in the Demopro and then use artisan command
After creating the project you should move in the folder before issuing the command
I think you are not into laravel project directory
please simply go to laravel project directory by using following command
After installing composer, you need to create the project:
composer create-project laravel/laravel /path/to/tour/project
You can see the documentation, for your php version the lastest Laravel you can install is 5.0.
Now days here is the lastest version and require > php7.0. Here is the documentation.
What did the trick for me was to do
cd src from my project directoy, and then use the
php artisan command, since my
artisan file was in the
src folder. Here is my project structure:
project |__ config |__ src |__ app |__ .. |__ artisan // hello there! |__ ... |__ ...
if you re in say
my-project/app/somefolder run in terminal
cd .. two times to get in
You need to first create Laravel project and if you already have one you need to go to this project dir using cd command in terminal for example cd myproject.
Example : C:xampp newhtdocsproject laravelLaravelProject>php artisan serve
Now you will be able to run any artisan commands, for example running php artisan will display you list of available commands.
-> cd ..
-> cd project_dir
-> php artisan (‘works fine’)
in my case, i removed the directory and again clone the repo from the same directory through terminal.
then i went one step back and step into my project folder again and the problem was gone.
Just try and execute the command in directory where all laravel code resides. Happened with me too, I was trying to run the command in project’s root folder, but the code was in a sub directory
First create the project from the following link to create larave 7 project: Create Project
Now you need to enter your project folder using the following command:
Now try to run
artisan command, such as,
Or it may happen if you didn’t install compose. So if you didn’t install composer then run
composer install and try again
Check the directory in CMD console, it should be the same as the project .
Another thing to note that if you have a symbolic link from a non public location which hosts your project code to say public_html – running
php artisan in the symbolic link location (public_html) will result in this error.
You seem to need to be in the actual project directory for
php artisan to work.