It has been more than a year since I opened a GitHub issue on the composer repository to propose an
outdated command. It took a while, but we finally got what we asked!
Vincent "Vinkla" Klaiber wrote a great blog post about how to use the new command with all available flags, go check it out: https://medium.com/@vinkla/find-outdated-packages-with-composer-968828c1d80a
Because I was using Vinkla's climb package (now deprecated) as an intermediate solution to this problem, I made myself a bash alias replacing the
climb command with the new composer command:
alias climb="composer outdated --outdated --direct"
Thanks @barryvdh for making it happen!