It is possible in PHP to create console command waiting for an input from user like this or like this. Is there any 'magento-way' or above approaches can be used?


Magento 2 using symfony for CLI commands. So symfony is having a all these kind of featurs.

To create CLI comment in magento check here

Then in your module console command file eg:



namespace Inchoo\Console\Console\Command;
use Symfony\Component\Console\Command\Command;
use Symfony\Component\Console\Input\InputInterface;
use Symfony\Component\Console\Output\OutputInterface;
use Magento\Framework\ObjectManagerInterface;
class HelloWorldCommand extends Command
    protected $_objectManager;

    public function __construct(ObjectManagerInterface $objectManager){
        $this->_objectManager = $objectManager;
    protected function configure()
        $this->setName('inchoo:hello_world')->setDescription('Prints hello world.');

    protected function execute(InputInterface $input, OutputInterface $output)
        $question = $this->_objectManager->create('\Symfony\Component\Console\Question\ConfirmationQuestion', ['question'=>'your question', 'default' => FALSE]);
        echo $ans = $helper->ask($input, $output, $question);
        if ($ans == 'yes') {
           $output->writeln('Hello World!');


Refer this for other CLI command like Multiple Choices question.

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