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How many hours have lost debugging local jobs only to find out that you forgot to restart Horizon?

Laravel Horizon Watcher package contains an Artisan command horizon:watch that will start Horizon and automatically restart it when any PHP file is created, updated, or deleted.

This command is meant to be used in the local environment.


You can install the package via composer:

composer require spatie/laravel-horizon-watcher --dev

In your project, you should have the JavaScript package chokidar installed. You can install it.

via npm

npm install chokidar

or Yarn

yarn add chokidar

Optionally, you can publish the config file with this command:

php artisan vendor:publish --tag="horizon-watcher-config"


Run this command

php artisan horizon:watch

to start Horizon. When a PHP file in your project gets created, updated, or deleted, Horizon will automatically restart.

For more details and source code, please visit Github.

Closing Note

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Published at : 08-11-2022

Author : Rizwan Aslam
Rizwan Aslam

I am a highly results-driven professional with 12+ years of collective experience in the grounds of web application development especially in laravel, native android application development in java, and desktop application development in the dot net framework. Now managing a team of expert developers at Codebrisk.

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