Installation

There are three ways to install deployer:

  1. download phar archive
  2. source composer installation
  3. distribution composer installation

Download phar archive

To install Deployer as phar archive, run the following commands:

curl -LO https://deployer.org/deployer.phar
mv deployer.phar /usr/local/bin/dep
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/dep

If you need another version of Deployer, you can find it on the download page. Later, to upgrade Deployer, run the command:

dep self-update

To upgrade to the next major release, if available, use the --upgrade (-u) option:

dep self-update --upgrade

Source composer installation

To install Deployer source version with Composer, run the command:

composer require deployer/deployer --dev

You can also install it globally:

composer global require deployer/deployer

More info: https://getcomposer.org/doc/03-cli.md#global

Then to use Deployer, run the following command:

php vendor/bin/dep

If you have installed Deployer using both methods, running dep command will prefer a composer-installed version.

If you have dependency conflicts you can use "distribution composer installation"

Distribution composer installation

To install Deployer distribution version with Composer, run the command:

composer require deployer/dist --dev

Then to use Deployer, run the following command:

php vendor/bin/dep

Own builded phar

If you want to build Deployer from the source code, clone the project from GitHub:

git clone https://github.com/deployphp/deployer.git

Then run the following command in the project directory:

php bin/build

This will build the deployer.phar phar archive.

Autocomplete

Deployer comes with an autocomplete script for bash/zsh/fish, so you don't need to remember all tasks and options. To install, run the following command:

dep autocomplete

And follow the instructions.

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