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Extending » Intermediate » Nut Console Commands

With your extension, you may want to provide console commands via Bolt's built- in nut command.

Bolt provides the registerNutCommands() that accepts an array of Symfony\Component\Console\Command\Command objects for registration as Nut commands.

A simple example of an extension that registers some Nut commands would look like:

namespace Bolt\Extension\DropBear\KoalaCatcher;

use Bolt\Extension\SimpleExtension;
use Pimple as Container;
use Symfony\Component\Console\Command\Command;

 * An extension for catching koalas.
 * @author Kenny Koala <>
class KoalaCatcherExtension extends SimpleExtension
     * {@inheritdoc}
    protected function registerNutCommands(Container $container)
        return [
            new Nut\DropBearCommand(),
            new Nut\KoalaCommand($container),

NOTE: There are two classes you might choose to extend for a Nut application.

For simple Nut commands that don't need to interact with any services provided by Bolt itself, you need only extend Symfony\Component\Console\Command\Command

More complex commands that need to access Bolt provided services should alternatively extend Bolt\Nut\BaseCommand.

Creating a Command Class

The command class should have both a minimum of configure() and execute() functions.

namespace Bolt\Extension\DropBear\KoalaCatcher\Nut;

use Symfony\Component\Console\Command\Command;
use Symfony\Component\Console\Input\InputArgument;
use Symfony\Component\Console\Input\InputInterface;
use Symfony\Component\Console\Input\InputOption;
use Symfony\Component\Console\Output\OutputInterface;

 * An nut command for then KoalaCatcher extension.
 * @author Kenny Koala <>
class KoalaCommand extends Command
    protected function configure()
            ->setDescription('Give your koala some gum leaves')
                'What type of gum tree should we use?'
               'Display final summary output from feeding.'

    protected function execute(InputInterface $input, OutputInterface $output)
        $type = $input->getArgument('type');
        if ($type == 'blue') {
            // Code execution here
            $text = "<info>Feeding the koala leaves from a Blue Gum</info>\n";
        } else {
            $text = "<info>Feeding the koala leaves from a Red Gum</info>\n";

        if ($input->getOption('summary')) {
            $num = 12;
            $text .= "<comment>Your koala ate $num gum leaves</comment>";


In the above example we've added an option --summary and an (optional) argument labelled type.

This can then be called from your Bolt installation:

./app/nut koala:gumleaves [--summary] [type]

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