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LaraLens a Laravel command for inspecting configuration

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LaraLens is a Laravel Artisan Command to show you the current configuration of your application. It is useful to show in your terminal the status of:

  • some useful configuration variable;
  • the database connection;
  • the tables in the database;
  • the connection via HTTP request.

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When I have a new Laravel Application deployed on the target server, usually I perform a list of commands in order to check the configuration, the connection to database, inspect some tables, the response of the web server. I tried to show more information in just one command. This is useful also when the installation of your Laravel application is on premises, and someone else takes care about the configuration. So, in this scenario usually, as developer, your first question is: "how is configured the application?".


In your Laravel application, you can install the package via composer:

composer require hi-folks/lara-lens


php artisan laralens:diagnostic

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Usage: control the database connection

You can see database connection information, and you can choose the table to check, and the column used for the "order by" (default created_at):

php artisan laralens:diagnostic --table=migrations --column-sort=id

To retrieve the latest user (creation date):

php artisan laralens:diagnostic --table=users --column-sort=created_at

To take the latest user (update date):

php artisan laralens:diagnostic --table=users --column-sort=updated_at

Usage: control the output

You can control the output via the show option. You can define:

  • config
  • connection
  • database
  • runtime
  • migration
  • all The defalut for --show option is all.
php artisan laralens:diagnostic --show=config --show=connection --show=database --show=runtime --show=migration

If you want to see only database information:

php artisan laralens:diagnostic --show=database


Github repository

GitHub logo Hi-Folks / lara-lens

Laravel package for display diagnostic (config, database, http connections...)


The Packagist page is: https://packagist.org/packages/hi-folks/lara-lens

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