Updating $PATH for Laravel in Ubuntu 20.04

In order to get #laravel command to work make sure its included in the $PATH

$ composer global require laravel/installer
Changed current directory to /home/admin/.config/composer
Using version ^4.0 for laravel/installer
./composer.json has been created
Loading composer repositories with package information
Updating dependencies (including require-dev)
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symfony/console suggests installing symfony/lock
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Writing lock file
Generating autoload files
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Notice the command is still not available

$ laravel
laravel: command not found

$ echo $PATH

That’s because you need to update the path in /etc/environment , using vi or nano edit this file and append the path details

$ cat /etc/environment

Final step is to source /etc/environment so that it can be read into your current session

$ source /etc/environment

$ echo $PATH

$ laravel
Laravel Installer 4.0.4


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