My first impressions of drush (DRUpal SHell): Wow!

07 Oct

I just learned about drush (Drupal Shell) and decided to give it a try. It seems somebody finally thought about busy and command-line loving system administrators. I tried to update the Google Analytics module for one of the Drupal-powered sites I was managing, below is the steps I took with drush (do not forget to install the cli version of php if you’re missing it, in my case aptitude install php5-cli was required):

First I checked which modules need update:

$ drush pm-update

Then I downloaded the module I wanted to update:

$ drush dl google_analytics

And then I updated it:

$ drush up google_analytics

And that was all. It may not be the perfect solution but I think drush will prove to be a very handy tool for Drupal system maintenance tasks. Thanks to it I don’t have to use browser for maintaining many parts of Drupal-powered sites.

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Posted by on October 7, 2010 in sysadmin



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