Porter is a command line tool that makes it easy to run background services with only a few configuration lines. You will no longer have to start or manage background services in multiple tabs manually but instead, manage them all in one convenient place.
Porter uses YAML configuration files to define services you need to run in the background for your development environment and manages them for you via Supervisord and Chokidar.
Here's an example from the project's readme, which makes it convenient to share a
porter.yml file with your team with version control:
services: - name: Queue command: php artisan horizon restart: watch: - app/Jobs - app/Mail/WelcomeEmail.php - name: Vite command: npm run dev - name: Octane command: php artisan octane:start --port=8000 --no-interaction - name: Stripe command: stripe listen --forward-to localhost:8000/webhooks/stripe restart: minutes: 5
To get started, you can initialize a
porter.yml file in your project using the
porter init command. From there, you can stop, start, add, restart, tail processes, and get process statuses with porter:
# Tail one or more background services porter tail # Get the status of all configured services porter status # Start, stop, and restart all services porter start porter stop porter restart
You can learn more about this package, get full installation instructions, and view the source code on GitHub.