Know why certain composer packages are installed in your project
Ever wondered why certain packages are installed in your project when looking into your project’s “vendor” folder?
Well, the reason is that these packages are dependencies of the packages that you have installed in your project. But what if you want to know why a certain package is installed in your project?
You can use the
whycommand of the composer to know why a certain package is installed in your project.
For instance, let’s say you want to know why the
egulias/email-validator package is installed in your project. You can do so by running the following command in your project.
$ composer why egulias/email-validator
This will give you the following output.
As you can see, the
egulias/email-validator package is installed in your project because the
symfony/mailer packages require it.
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