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What is Drush?

Drush (Drupal Shell) is a command line tool (cli) for drupal site management. It runs server-side and it is Drupal (6.x/7.x/8.x) version independent (it is not a module). In our cPanel web hosting packages you will find drush ready to use once you have connected with SSH.

Drush basic usage

Drush command syntax*:

drush [options] <command> [argument1] [argument2]
*For experienced linux terminal users this syntax should be quote familiar, as for novice users there is always documentation available: Drush available commands
drush help
And even more detailed documentation
drush topic
Additionally for every command you can browse available parameters and syntax examples by typing:
drush help command


IMPORTANT: the commands should be run inside Drupal's root path or deeper eg: /home/user/public_html or /home/user/public_html/mysite Drupal installation status

drush status
Download a module
drush dl project_name
Enable a module
drush en project_name
Directly installing a module and override questions
drush en project_name -y
Cleaning all caches
drush cc all
Update modules/core
drush up

Of course Drupal is quite famous for its documentation, Drush tool could not be an exemption read more at Drupal page for drush (guides, manual, cheatsheets κλπ)