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install PHPUnit via Composer.phar

1. change root user.

sudo su -

2. change directory to /usr/local/bin.

Please change this path (/usr/local/bin) to one is appropriate for your environment.

cd /usr/local/bin

3. Download composer.phar


4. create composer.json

Please have the latest version to check bellow link for PHPUnit.

vim composer.json
  • composer.json
    "name": "phpunit",
    "description": "PHPUnit",
    "require": {
        "phpunit/phpunit": "4.6.6"
    "config": {
        "vendor-dir": "PHPUnit"

5. install PHPUnit via Compsoer.phar

php composer.phar install

6. Check PHPUnit version

/usr/local/bin/PHPUnit/phpunit/phpunit/phpunit --version

PHPUnit 4.6.6 by Sebastian Bergmann and contributors.

One more thing...

create shell for phpunit.


/usr/local/bin/PHPUnit/phpunit/phpunit/phpunit $1 $2 $3
  • ex )
sh --version
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