Using the Drupal Console Installer

You can install the Drupal Console locally by running the installer in your project directory, the installer will take care of downloading the necesary files to run drupal console on you computer.

Using curl:

$ curl -L -o drupal.phar

Or if you don't have curl:

$ php -r "readfile('');" > drupal.phar

You can now execute using:

$ php drupal.phar

You can place this file anywhere you wish. If you put it in your PATH, you can access it globally. On unixy systems you can even make it executable and invoke it without php.

Access from anywhere on your system

$ mv drupal.phar /usr/local/bin/drupal

Apply executable permissions on the downloaded file:

$ chmod +x /usr/local/bin/drupal

You can now execute using:

$ drupal

NOTE: The name drupal is just an alias you can name it anything you like.