Global composer

Nice little trick I didn't realize existed: you can install Composer packages globally.

Apparently you can just do composer global init ; composer global require phpunit/phpunit and get PHPUnit installed in your home directory rather than in a project directory, where you can add it to your path and use it anywhere.  It works just like with installing to a project - the init creates a composer.json and the require adds packages to it.  On Linux, I believe this stuff gets stored under ~/.composer/, whereas on Windows, they end up under ~\AppData\Roaming\Composer\.

That's it.  Nothing earth-shattering here.  Just a handy little trick for things like code analyzers or other generic tools that you might not care about adding to your project's composer setup (maybe you only use them occasionally and have no need to integrate them into your CI build).  I didn't know about it, so I figured I'd pass it on.

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