Install a global Drush via Composer
Follow the instructions below, or watch a video by Drupalize.me.
- Install Composer globally.
- Add composer's
bindirectory to the system path by placing
export PATH="$HOME/.composer/vendor/bin:$PATH"into your ~/.bash_profile (Mac OS users) or into your ~/.bashrc (Linux users).
- Install latest stable Drush:
composer global require drush/drush.
- Verify that Drush works:
- Update to latest release (per your specification in ~/.composer/composer.json):
composer global update
Install a specific version of Drush:
# Install a specific version of Drush, e.g. Drush 7.1.0 composer global require drush/drush:7.1.0 # Install 8.x branch as a git clone. Great for contributing back to Drush project. composer global require drush/drush:8.x-dev --prefer-source
Alternate way to install for all users via Composer:
COMPOSER_HOME=/opt/drush COMPOSER_BIN_DIR=/usr/local/bin COMPOSER_VENDOR_DIR=/opt/drush/7 composer require drush/drush:7
- Uninstall with :
composer global remove drush/drush
Drush on Windows is experimental, since Drush's test suite is not running there (help wanted).
- Acquia Dev Desktop is excellent, and includes Drush. See the terminal icon after setting up a web site.
- Or consider running Linux/OSX via Virtualbox. Drupal VM and Vlad are popular.* These Windows packages include Drush and its dependencies (including MSys). * 7.0.0 (stable). * 6.6.0. * 6.0.
- Or install LAMP on your own, and run Drush via Git's shell, in order to insure that all depedencies are available.
- When creating site aliases for Windows remote machines, pay particular attention to information presented in the example.aliases.drushrc.php file, especially when setting values for 'remote-host' and 'os', as these are very important when running Drush rsync and Drush sql-sync commands.