I am going to install Magento using the composer. I ran this command,

composer create-project --repository-url=https://repo.magento.com/ magento/project-community-edition

There is showing me an error white installing the package. Please check below screenshot for further information.

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Note: I have installed elastic search package on my server. But i don't think this error is related to the elasticsearch. Can you guys help me?


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    did you found any solution @sunny Commented Aug 6, 2020 at 8:19
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    Are you able to solve this ? Commented Oct 9, 2020 at 14:42

2 Answers 2


Please install it using composer your error may be solved by installing this

If you use Composer, you can install PHP_CodeSniffer system-wide with the following command:

composer global require "squizlabs/php_codesniffer=*"

Make sure you have the composer bin dir in your PATH. The default value is ~/.composer/vendor/bin/, but you can check the value that you need to use by running

composer global config bin-dir --absolute.

Or alternatively, include a dependency for squizlabs/php_codesniffer in your composer.json file. For example:

    "require-dev": {
        "squizlabs/php_codesniffer": "3.*"
  • this is already mentioned in composer.json Commented Oct 9, 2020 at 14:44
  • [Symfony\Component\Console\Exception\RuntimeException] The "--absolute." option does not exist. Commented Feb 19, 2021 at 12:36
  • use --absolute command without fullstop at last.
    – Dolly
    Commented Aug 15, 2023 at 16:51

I have sometimes faced this issue and mostly they were related to php version.

Lets check the requirement of your magento version, your php version . Even php_codesniffer requirement ( if have )

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