Drush is a command-line shell and scripting interface for Drupal, a veritable Swiss Army knife designed to make life easier for those who spend their working hours hacking away at the command prompt. Drush commands can, for example, be used to clear the Drupal cache, run module and database updates, revert features, perform database imports and dumps, and a whole lot more. You can reference the full set of Drush commands at Drush.org. If you have never used Drush before, you can learn more about it on the Drush GitHub Repository
Platform.sh has Drush installed by default, so all environments can utilize Drush commands in the development process. You can use the CLI to set up Drush aliases, to easily run Drush commands on specific remote Platform.sh environments.
note Platform's CLI requires Drush 6 or greater.
Install drush with Composer:
$ composer global require drush/drush
At the end of the installation, you should be able to run:
And see a list of available commands.
The CLI generates Drush aliases for you automatically, when you run
platform get [project_id]. To see the aliases that are created, run
platform drush-aliases and you should get output similar to that below:
$ platform drush-aliases Aliases for My Site (tqmd2kvitnoly): @my-site._local @my-site.master @my-site.staging @my-site.sprint1
Platform.sh can automatically build your site using Drush make files. This allows you to easily test specific versions, apply patches and keep your site up to date. It also keeps your working directory much cleaner, since it only contains your custom code.
Your make file can be called:
You can find an example make file on GitHub.
When building as a profile, you need a make file for Drupal core
api = 2 core = 7.x projects[drupal][type] = core
If you want to generate a make file from your existing site, you can run:
$ drush make-generate project.make
This will output a make file containing all your contributed modules, themes and libraries.
You can apply contributed patches to your modules, themes or
libraries within your
projects[features][version] = "2.2" projects[features][patch] = "https://www.drupal.org/files/issues/alter_overrides-766264-45.patch"
You can also apply self-hosted patches. Simply create a
folder at the root of your repository and add the patch as follow:
projects[uuid][version] = "1.0-alpha5" projects[uuid][patch] = "PATCHES/fix-non-uuid-entity-load.patch"
When you are using a module that is in a DEV version, the best practice is to always target a specific commit ID so that you're always building the same "version" of the module:
; CKEditor module: version 7.x-1.15+2-dev projects[ckeditor][download][revision] = "b29372fb446b547825dc6c30587eaf240717695c" projects[ckeditor][download][type] = "git" projects[ckeditor][download][branch] = "7.x-1.x" projects[ckeditor][type] = "module"