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Phalcon Developer Tools on Mac OS X

These steps will guide you through the process of installing Phalcon Developer Tools for OS/X.


The Phalcon PHP extension is required to run Phalcon Tools. If you haven’t installed it yet, please see the Installation section for instructions.


You can download a cross platform package containing the developer tools from the Download section. You can also clone it from Github.

Open the terminal application:


Copy & Paste the commands below in your terminal:

wget -q --no-check-certificate -O
unzip -q
mv phalcon-phalcon-devtools-* phalcon-tools

Check where the phalcon-tools directory was installed using a pwd command in your terminal:


On the Mac platform, you need to configure your user PATH to include Phalcon tools. Edit your .profile and append the Phalcon tools path to the environment variable PATH:


Insert these two lines at the end of the file:

export PATH=$PATH:/Users/scott/phalcon-tools
export PTOOLSPATH=/Users/scott/phalcon-tools

The .profile should look like this:


Save your changes and close the editor. In the terminal window, type the following commands to create a symbolic link to the script:

ln -s ~/phalcon-tools/ ~/phalcon-tools/phalcon
chmod +x ~/phalcon-tools/phalcon

Type the command “phalcon” and you will see something like this:


Congratulations you now have Phalcon tools installed!