How to echo to console in Laravel and Artisan?


I was curious, I’m using Laravel and Artisan for my migrations. Is there a method to output information to the console? I can’t seem to find any information on this. For example:


class Generate_Sample_Users{

    public function up(){

        //Echo to console here
        echo "Creating sample users...";

        $generator = new Sample_Data();
        $user_count = 30;
        $users = array();

        for($i=0; $i < $user_count; $i++){
            array_push($users, $generator->generate_user($i));


    public function down(){



Don’t know if you are using Laravel 3 or Laravel 4, and if its also possible in Laravel 3, but i found this in the docs.

$this->info('Creating sample users...');


If you switch to database seeds you can use this to display a message

$this->command->info('Creating sample users...');

Answered By – JackPoint

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