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There are no commands defined in the "app" namespace Laravel 6

I am learning about laravel with some video courses and documentation on the web but it turns out that when I try to change the namespace to my application I get the following error

'There are no commands defined in the "app" namespace.'

I have tried some solutions that I found on the internet like updating composer or laravel-permissions but it didn't work.

The version of Laravel I am using is version 6.

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Hi Camilo. It would be more helpful if you add the code and what you have tried to do in it to give a better idea and be able to help you in a better way. greetings!

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I just checked installing Laravel 6.0 version and I noticed that they removed the app:namespace command from the artisan list, which does not appear in the Release Notes (I think this was a measure to unify the name to just App).


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Doing some research I found the following:


If you run the command php artisan in a Laravel 6 project, you will see the following list of commands:

C:\Users\user\api>php artisan
Laravel Framework 6.0.3

  command [options] [arguments]

  -h, --help            Display this help message
  -q, --quiet           Do not output any message
  -V, --version         Display this application version
      --ansi            Force ANSI output
      --no-ansi         Disable ANSI output
  -n, --no-interaction  Do not ask any interactive question
      --env[=ENV]       The environment the command should run under
  -v|vv|vvv, --verbose  Increase the verbosity of messages: 1 for normal output, 2 for more
verbose output and 3 for debug

Available commands:
  clear-compiled       Remove the compiled class file
  down                 Put the application into maintenance mode
  env                  Display the current framework environment
  help                 Displays help for a command
  inspire              Display an inspiring quote
  list                 Lists commands
  migrate              Run the database migrations
  optimize             Cache the framework bootstrap files
  preset               Swap the front-end scaffolding for the application
  serve                Serve the application on the PHP development server
  tinker               Interact with your application
  up                   Bring the application out of maintenance mode
  auth:clear-resets    Flush expired password reset tokens
  cache:clear          Flush the application cache
  cache:forget         Remove an item from the cache
  cache:table          Create a migration for the cache database table
  config:cache         Create a cache file for faster configuration loading
  config:clear         Remove the configuration cache file
  db:seed              Seed the database with records
  db:wipe              Drop all tables, views, and types
  event:cache          Discover and cache the application's events and listeners
  event:clear          Clear all cached events and listeners
  event:generate       Generate the missing events and listeners based on registration
  event:list           List the application's events and listeners
  flare:test           Send a test notification to Flare
  key:generate         Set the application key
  make:channel         Create a new channel class
  make:command         Create a new Artisan command
  make:controller      Create a new controller class
  make:event           Create a new event class
  make:exception       Create a new custom exception class
  make:factory         Create a new model factory
  make:job             Create a new job class
  make:listener        Create a new event listener class
  make:mail            Create a new email class
  make:middleware      Create a new middleware class
  make:migration       Create a new migration file
  make:model           Create a new Eloquent model class
  make:notification    Create a new notification class
  make:observer        Create a new observer class
  make:policy          Create a new policy class
  make:provider        Create a new service provider class
  make:request         Create a new form request class
  make:resource        Create a new resource
  make:rule            Create a new validation rule
  make:seeder          Create a new seeder class
  make:test            Create a new test class
  migrate:fresh        Drop all tables and re-run all migrations
  migrate:install      Create the migration repository
  migrate:refresh      Reset and re-run all migrations
  migrate:reset        Rollback all database migrations
  migrate:rollback     Rollback the last database migration
  migrate:status       Show the status of each migration
  notifications:table  Create a migration for the notifications table
  optimize:clear       Remove the cached bootstrap files
  package:discover     Rebuild the cached package manifest
  queue:failed         List all of the failed queue jobs
  queue:failed-table   Create a migration for the failed queue jobs database table
  queue:flush          Flush all of the failed queue jobs
  queue:forget         Delete a failed queue job
  queue:listen         Listen to a given queue
  queue:restart        Restart queue worker daemons after their current job
  queue:retry          Retry a failed queue job
  queue:table          Create a migration for the queue jobs database table
  queue:work           Start processing jobs on the queue as a daemon
  route:cache          Create a route cache file for faster route registration
  route:clear          Remove the route cache file
  route:list           List all registered routes
  schedule:run         Run the scheduled commands
  session:table        Create a migration for the session database table
  storage:link         Create a symbolic link from "public/storage" to "storage/app/public"
  vendor:publish       Publish any publishable assets from vendor packages
  view:cache           Compile all of the application's Blade templates
  view:clear           Clear all compiled view files

As you can see, this command no longer exists

app:name Set the application namespace


  • The command was removed as it was not considered to be of much use and intended to exist as a third party package; you can read more of what I commented in this pull request

  • According to Dries Vints part of the official Laravel team, indicates that it makes more sense to change the namespace of a package rather than an entire application so that more people use the default namespace. App

  • However, the user isluewell proposes in the same thread a gist where he shares the file class Appname to make this command available again, here the official resource AppName

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I must congratulate you for your answer, you have expanded the content and deepened the reason why the app:name command was removed by the team that maintains the Laravel framework.



I just installed the new version to confirm the reason for the problem because I'm using 5.8 but I never thought they would unlist the command artisan el app:namespace .

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This is the Laravel 5.8 artisan command list

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This change is not described in the release note of the version:


To change the laravel namespace: you must type from the command console where your project is located the following command:

php artisan app:name cursos

Where curso will now be the new namespace name assigned.


I use visual studio code with Laravel 5.8 and I open the terminal to change the namespace here I have an open one controller and its name of namespace is app .

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When running the artisan command from the terminal it shows the following result:

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It automatically changes the namespace of the classes involved such as: controllers and models.

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Considerations: Most of the examples you'll see in Laravel use the namespace that comes configured by App defect Therefore, you must keep in mind that you have customized your Laravel and when calling a model for a controller or migration you must use the new namespace name that you have assigned.

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I tried from the command from Laravel 6 and I get back the error that exposes the OP while in lower versions it works, any recommendation?

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I just checked installing the Laravel 6.0 version and I noticed that they removed the app:namespace command from the artisan list, which does not appear in the Release Notes... I just put the disclaimer in the answer.

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Then your answer no longer applies my friend and should only remain as a comment to indicate the situation since your contribution is about 5.8 and the OP uses 6.


Write in your CMD this command and add it to the library:

composer require andrey-helldar/laravel-app --dev


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