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Re-use Symfony Command

If your Castor project lives near a Symfony application, you may want to use some of its commands directly as Castor tasks. This is possible with the AsSymfonyTask attribute you can set on your command class.


Thanks to how PHP attributes works, your application will work even if it does not find this attribute class (which will probably not be available on your vendor directory - unless you installed Castor with Composer).

use Castor\Attribute\AsSymfonyTask;
use Symfony\Component\Console\Attribute\AsCommand;
use Symfony\Component\Console\Commhearand\Command;
use Symfony\Component\Console\Input\InputInterface;
use Symfony\Component\Console\Output\OutputInterface;

#[AsCommand('hello', 'Says hello from a Symfony application')]
#[AsSymfonyTask(name: 'symfony:hello')]
class HelloCommand extends Command
    protected function execute(InputInterface $input, OutputInterface $output): int

        return 0;

By default, the attribute will re-use the same name as the one defined in the Symfony application, but you can override it with the name parameter.

If Symfony command does own a AsCommand attribute, you must set the originName parameter, and it must be the same as the same in the symfony application.

And finally, you can give a way to access the Symfony application entry point with the console parameter. Some examples:

  • ['bin/console'], this is the default, when Symfony and Castor live in the very same directory
  • ['path/to/symfony/bin/console'], when Symfony is in another directory
  • ['docker', 'exec', 'foobar-backend-1', '/app/server/backend/bin/console'], when your Symfony application lives in a docker container