These docs are for Drush 8. You may want the docs for Drush 10, the current version.

Drush is a command line shell and Unix scripting interface for Drupal. Drush core ships with lots of useful commands for interacting with code like modules/themes/profiles. Similarly, it runs update.php, executes sql queries and DB migrations, and misc utilities like run cron or clear cache. Drush can be extended by 3rd party commandfiles.

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What does the name Drush mean?

The Drupal Shell.

How do I pronounce Drush?

Some people pronounce the dru with a long u like Drupal. Fidelity points go to them, but they are in the minority. Most pronounce Drush so that it rhymes with hush, rush, flush, etc. This is the preferred pronunciation.

Does Drush have unit tests?

Drush has an excellent suite of unit tests. See tests/ for more information.