yii init suddendly not working

I just pulled a new site from my repo

ran composer installation


php yii init

and now I get

yii\base\InvalidRouteException: Unable to resolve the request "init". 

in yii/console/application: public function runAction($route, $params = [])

The very wierd thing is that even installed and running sites in a different directory I can no longer run the init

I have no clue where to start looking for a solution…

Any tips ?

p.s. yes, the init and init.bat files are there

and even if I just do the init with a one line echo, the error persists

It seems that

php init

does work, but somehow I have in my install notes mentioned I should run

php yii init

Was there a change that I missed ?