Ryan Smith Ryan Smith - 2 months ago 25
PHP Question

Laravel: PHP Artisan Migrate - Echo to console?

I was curious, I'm using Laravel and Artisan for my migrations. Is there a method to output information to the console. I can't seem to find any information on this. For example:


class Generate_Sample_Users{

public function up(){

//Echo to console here
echo "Creating sample users...";

$generator = new Sample_Data();
$user_count = 30;
$users = array();

for($i=0; $i < $user_count; $i++){
array_push($users, $generator->generate_user($i));


public function down(){



Don't know if you are using Laravel 3 or Laravel 4, and if its also possible in Laravel 3, but i found this in the docs.

$this->info('Creating sample users...');


If you switch to database seeds you can use this to display a message

$this->command->info('Creating sample users...');