How Can Composer Be Used To Install A Particular Version Of A Package In PHP?

To install a specific version of a package using Composer in PHP, you can use the following command:

composer require vendor/package:version

Replace vendor/package with the name of the package you want to install, and version with the specific version you want to install.

For example, to install version 1.2.3 of the "example/package" package, you would run:

composer require example/package:1.2.3

Composer will then download and install the specified version of the package and update the composer.json and composer.lock files accordingly.

Alternatively, you can specify the version constraint in the composer.json file manually. For example:

{
    "require": {
        "vendor/package": "version"
    }
}

Replace vendor/package with the name of the package and version with the specific version or version constraint you want to use. After modifying the composer.json file, you can run composer update to install the specified version of the package.

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