By default, each Lando Laravel recipe will also ship with helpful dev utilities.
This means you can use things like
php via Lando and avoid mucking up your actual computer trying to manage
php versions and tooling.
lando artisan Runs artisan commands lando composer Runs composer commands lando db-export [file] Exports database from a service into a file lando db-import <file> Imports a dump file into database service lando laravel Runs laravel commands lando mysql Drops into a MySQL shell on a database service lando php Runs php commands
# Do a basic laravel gut check with artisan lando artisan env # Run composer install lando composer install # List laravel commands lando laravel list # Drop into a mysql shell lando mysql # Check the app's php version lando php -v
You can also run
lando from inside your app directory for a complete list of commands. This is always advisable as your list of commands may not be 100% the same as above. For example, if you set
database: postgres you will get
lando psql instead of
recipe: laravel config: xdebug: true|false
However, for more information we recommend you consult the php service documentation.
Importing Your Database
Once you've started up your Laravel site, you will need to pull in your database and files before you can really start to dev all the dev. Pulling your files is as easy as downloading an archive and extracting it to the correct location. Importing a database can be done using our helpful
lando db-import command.
# Grab your database dump curl -fsSL -o database.sql.gz "https://url.to.my.db/database.sql.gz" # Import the database # NOTE: db-import can handle uncompressed, gzipped or zipped files # Due to restrictions in how Docker handles file sharing your database # dump MUST exist somewhere inside of your app directory. lando db-import database.sql.gz
You can learn more about the
db-import command over here.