The PATH for Windows:
I’ve found the location where composer stores the Vendor files.
So instead of ~/.composer/vendor/bin, on Windows the following path should be used:
How to install the Laravel Installer:
First of all install the Laravel Installer. Open a command prompt and enter:
composer global require "laravel/installer=~1.1"
Then update the PATH environment variable via e.g. command prompt with admin privileges:
setx /M path "%path%;%appdata%\Composer\vendor\bin"
%appdata% is added, so you don’t have to worry about adding your computer name.
How to create a fresh Laravel Installation:
Now you should be able to run laravel commands in the command prompt.
To create a fresh laravel installation, open a command prompt in the directory of choice and enter:
laravel new name_of_directory
If everything went right, you should see the following message:
Application ready! Build something amazing