Console commands (CLI)¶
It is possible to run TYPO3 scripts from the command line. This functionality can be used to set up cron jobs, for example.
TYPO3 uses Symfony commands API for writing CLI (command line interface) commands.
These commands can also be run from the TYPO3
scheduler if this option is not
disabled in the
The starting point for the commands differs depending on the type of your TYPO3 installation.
For installations with Composer, the starting point is the project folder, which also contains the
composer.jsonfile of the project. The CLI commands usually start with
For legacy installations (without Composer), the starting point is usually the web root, so CLI commands start with
Using Extbase repositories in CLI context is not recommended as Extbase relies on frontend TypoScript. For example, conditions using the request object may cause problems. Use the query builder or DataHandler where appropriate.
Run a command from the command line¶
You can list the available commands by calling:
For example, you can clear all caches by calling:
Show help for the command:
vendor/bin/typo3 cache:flush -h
typo3/sysext/core/bin/typo3 cache:flush -h
Running the command from the scheduler¶
By default, it is possible to run a command from the TYPO3 scheduler as well. To do this, select the task Execute console commands followed by your command in the Schedulable Command field.
You need to save and reopen the task to define command arguments.
In order to prevent commands from being set up as scheduler tasks, see deactivating-the-command-in-scheduler.
Create a custom command¶
See the Tutorial: Create a console command for details on how to create commands.