The Laravel framework 5 has switched to DotEnv which does not support multiple environmental configuration. You get only one
.env file for your Laravel app, only one. As @leonel pointed out in Setting up Laravel 5.0 for Openshift it seems like a pain unable to have multiple environmental settings.
So I wrote an artisan command for that
I have written an artisan command
env:switch available at tommyku/laravel5_env, so you can switch between different
.env files just by typing one line of command.
To save the current
.env settings to
$ php artisan env Current application environment: local $ php artisan env:switch --save Environmental config file .local.env saved
.env for another set of environment configurations,
test for example, save it again and feel free to switch to
$ php artisan env Current application environment: test $ php artisan env:switch --save Environmental config file .test.env saved $ php artisan env:switch local Successfully switched from test to local. $ php artisan env Current application environment: local
Now you can include multiple
*.env in your version control or share them with your teammates.