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Open a project in PhpStorm using the command line

This command will open your working directory in PhpStorm:
open -a /Applications/PhpStorm.app "`pwd`"

For easy usage you can alias the command to “phpstorm”.

Update: as mentioned by Nicolas Widart on Twitter and rok in the comments below, you can also use PhpStorm’s built in launcher.


Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band. He loves waffles and butterflies.
  • rok

    You can use PhpStorm instead: Tools > Create Command-line Launcher… and there you are. Starting a project simply do: $> pstorm .