I’ve read quite a few articles about bringing me up to speed. The following commands will allow you to install laravel globally on your machine.
composer global require "laravel/installer=~1.1"
Put an alias to the freshly installed Laravel installer in your user configuration .bashrc:
nano ~/.bashrc alias laravel='~/.composer/vendor/bin/laravel' source ~/.bashrc
Starting a new laravel project
laravel new project