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Version: 11.x



  • Commands are a Laravel artisan command. Laravel has its own default commands, and you can create your own as well.
  • Commands provide a way to interact with the Laravel app.
  • A Command can be scheduled by a Task scheduler, like Cron Job or by the Laravel built-in wrapper of the Cron Job "laravel scheduler".
  • Commands could be Closure based or Classes.
  • "dispatch" is the term that is usually used to call a Command.


  • Containers MAY or MAY NOT have one or more Commands.

  • Every Command SHOULD call an Action to perform its job, and should not contain any business logic.

  • Ship may contain Application general Commands.


  • All Commands MUST extend from App\Ship\Parents\Commands\ConsoleCommand.

Folder Structure

- app
- Containers
- {section-name}
- {container-name}
- UI
- Commands
- SayHelloCommand.php
- ...
- Ship
- Commands
- GeneralCommand.php
- ...

Code Samples

A Simple Command

class HelloWorldCommand extends ConsoleCommand
protected $signature = 'hello:world';
protected $description = 'Hello World!';

public function handle()
echo "Hello World :)\n";

Usage from CLI (Terminal)

php artisan hello:world

Schedule Commands Execution

To Schedule the execution of a Command checkout the Tasks Scheduling page.

Define Consoles Closure Commands

To define Console closure commands go to app/Ship/Commands/closures.php.

Further reading

More info at Laravel Docs.