Could not open input file: artisan error occurs in Laravel when you run the artisan command outside the project’s root directory. The artisan file should be located in the root directory.
To fix the error, ensure you are in the root directory of your Laravel project when running the artisan command.
Common reasons and solutions
Here are other common reasons for this error and their solutions:
Corrupted or Missing Artisan File
If the artisan file is missing or corrupted, you must restore it.
You can get a fresh copy from a new Laravel installation or the Laravel GitHub repository.
Ensure that the artisan file has the correct permissions to be executed.
You can change its permissions with the command:
chmod +x artisan
Check the Shebang in the Artisan File
The first line in the artisan file should be something like:
The above line tells the system to use PHP to execute the file.
If this line is missing or incorrect, the artisan command might not work.
Here’s a summarized table for the problem “Could not open input file: artisan” and its potential solutions:
|Problem Description||Potential Solutions|
|You are not in the project directory||Navigate to the root directory of your Laravel project.|
|Corrupted or missing
|File permissions issue||Run
|Incorrect shebang in
||Ensure the first line in the