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gosh, why is my vendor directory consuming so much diskspace?

"Saving disk space on your composer projects" was a headline for an older entry I made.
I used this project and figured out it has a lot of bugs because of its "outdateness". Thats why I spend some time to create a build script, build a new "compify.phar" and created a pull request to it. Sadly, no response or action has been done by carlos (also no response on any e-mail).
I did the pull request on 28.07.2015, meaning a lot of water is gone down the river since then.
After waiting and waiting, I gave up and simple added my created "compify.phar" in a project called php project maintenance. As given by the name, this project has to goal to easy up maintenance for php projects ;-).
The, currently, best script inside is updateallrepositories which simple tries to find all git repositories from your current working directory. Inside each directory, it is doing some git stuff and also - since today - using compify to clean up the vendor diskspace. If you want to automate that kind of process, feel free to use it and pull some requests if there is something that can be optimized.

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Saving disk space on your composer projects

Have you ever did a "du -sh" on your vendor folder and became shocked because of the size?
As example, if you require the zend framework 2 in your project, you have to download and store over 170 MB in your disk. Hopefully, you don't think this is the size of the framework.
And you are right, over 150 MB of the size is inside the ".git" folder. That is "nice to know" information if you are a zend framework 2 developer, but if you simple use it, you don't need it.
Thanks to carlos buenos vinos, all you need to do is to download a tool called compify. Once setted up on your machine, you only have to change into your project root and execute "compify crush vendor/".
You can automate that call by binding it with the "composer update" call, either via shell alias, shell script, ant target or phing target (or are you using maven for a php project?).

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version 1.0.0 of php component cli argument released

I am happy to annoucen the release of 1.0.0 of bazzlines cli argument component for php.
Benefits

  • easy up handling of following kinds of arguments
    • flags (command -f|--force)
    • lists (command --foobar=foo | command -f=foo)
    • values values (command )

Example
A simple call to the shipped "run.php" with the following arguments:

php run.php --foo bar --foobar=foo --foobar="bar" -f="foo" -f=bar -b foobar foo -flag
Generates the following output:

arguments provided:
    --foo
    bar
    --foobar=foo
    --foobar=bar
    -f=foo
    -f=bar
    -b
    foobar
    foo
    -flag
flags provided:
    foo
    b
    f
    l
    a
    g
lists provided:
    foobar
        foo
        bar
    f
        foo
        bar
values provided:
    bar
    foobar
    foo

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