The easiest way that I have found to install PHP Composer is following next commands:
1) Go to your directory where you want to install PHP Composer, for example I want to install PHP Composer in the next directory (this will allow install Laravel Framework, but the same applies for any other purpose).
2) Try to install PHP composer executing the next line:
curl -s http://getcomposer.org/installer | php
Now, if when you execute this command an error like this appears (take it easy, we can solve it, jejeje):
#!/usr/bin/env php Some settings on your machine make Composer unable to work properly. Make sure that you fix the issues listed below and run this script again: The detect_unicode setting must be disabled. Add the following to the end of your `php.ini`: detect_unicode = Off A php.ini file does not exist. You will have to create one. If you can not modify the ini file, you can also run `php -d option=value` to modify ini values on the fly. You can use -d multiple times.
3) In order to solve the detect_unicode error, please just add a parameter to your command as the next line shows:
curl -s getcomposer.org/installer | php -d detect_unicode=Off
4) That’s it! Now, be happy with a message like this:
All settings correct for using Composer Downloading... Composer successfully installed to: /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/laravel/composer.phar Use it: php composer.phar
See you the next time, my friend!