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Snehal Rajeev Moon
Snehal Rajeev Moon

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Running Artisan Commands from Your Browser Using Laravel's Artisan Facade


Laravel's Artisan command-line tool is a powerful tool for managing various aspects of your Laravel application. While it's primarily designed for the command line, there are situations where you might want to trigger Artisan commands from a web browser. In this blog post, we'll explore how you can achieve this using Laravel's Artisan Facade.


Before we dive into running Artisan commands from a browser, ensure you have the following prerequisites in place:

  1. A Laravel application was installed and set up.
  2. Basic knowledge of Laravel's Artisan commands.
  3. A web server environment, such as Apache or Nginx, to host your Laravel application.

Step 1: Import the Artisan Facade:

To start, create a controller where we will perform the logic when you trigger the Artisan command from the browser and import the Artisan Facade at the top of the file:

  • Create a controller by executing the following command.
php artisan make:controller ExecuteArtisanCommandController --invokable
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  • Open the controller import the Artisan facade and write the given code in invoke method code.
namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Artisan; 

public function __invoke(Request $request, $command)
   $params = $request->all();
   Artisan::call($command, $params);
   $output = Artisan::output();
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Step 2: Create a Route:

Now, create a route in your Laravel application's routes/web.php file to trigger the Artisan command when a specific URL is accessed.

Route::get('/run-command/{name_of_command}', ExecuteArtisanCommandController::class);
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Step 3: Access the Command via the Browser:

Now, when you access the /run-command/{name_of_command} URL in your web browser, Laravel will execute the specified Artisan command.

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In the above case, we are executing the migrate command from the browser /run-command/migrate will trigger the given command. In the same way, you can also run your custom commands in the browser and check the output.


In this blog post, we've explored how to run Laravel Artisan commands from a web browser using the Artisan Facade. This can be a handy feature for specific use cases, such as triggering maintenance tasks or database migrations or executing your custom command directly from a user-friendly interface. However, exercise caution and ensure proper access controls when implementing this functionality to maintain the security and integrity of your Laravel application.

Happy Reading 🦄 ❤️

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