Posted by: Adwin | October 2, 2007

setup console for cakephp (for windows)

cakephp logoYou can get the screencast about how to setup console with cakephp 1.2 in, but for you who want to do it quick (downloading the screencast is taking time and bandwith, especially for me) read this quick information. Just text .. no picture 🙂

  • go to , download the cake 1.2 (this is only works with cake 1.2, because 1.1.x doesnt have console, you can create your own console by creating batch (.bat/.sh) file)
  • right click on the My Computer, click on Properties
  • go to Advances tab , then click on the Environtment Variables button
  • in the system variables, there is aPATH, click to edit.
  • add this string c:\xampp\php;c:\cake1.2\cake\console\ . Notes. I install the php on my c:\xammp\php\ and I unzip the cake in c:\cake1.2\, so depend on your directory, change that lines. Finish.
  • To test it, open the command window. (type cmd on the run)
  • type : cake help and it should show the help file
  • for creating a new project, type cake bake project \www\mynewcakeproject
  • Done .


  1. Note that the cake path needs to point to the cake console directory. ie: c:\cake1.2\cake\console

    Thanks for the tutorial.

  2. hi, maybe u can help me…
    this is what i did:

    -unzip cake1.2 in c:\xampp\htdocs\cake1.2\
    my pc properties ->enviroment variables -> in path: %SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Adobe\AGL;C:\Archivos de programa\QuickTime\QTSystem\;c:\xampp\php;C:\xampp\htdocs\cake1.2\cake\console\ .

    then i go to cmd and type cake help n nothing happens
    please help me out… thx btw

  3. Thanks your guide helped, now I have Cake on my system!

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