Composer is a dependency management tool for PHP similar to npm for nodejs and bundle for ruby. Using composer tool we can define required libraries for our project and install with composer in single command. We don’t need to search for each library to install.
This tutorial will help you to install PHP composer on Ubuntu, Debian & LinuxMint operating systems. We are assuming that you already have installed PHP on your system.
To install php composer on Debian based systems. We just need to download composer executable and put under bin directory.
$ curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php
Now use the following commands to make composer available globally for all users in your system, which can be used for all php applications on that system.
$ mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer $ chmod +x /usr/local/bin/composer
To find version of composer simply use following command.
# composer -V Composer version 1.2.1 2016-09-12 11:27:19