Drush is a command line interface for your Drupal site. It allows you to perform common administrative tasks in a scripting environment. Using Drush you can do things like clear your cache, import configuration settings, create new users, and enable modules from the command line. Once you become familiar with Drush you will find yourself doing a lot less clicking through your site's backend during development.
- Perform common site administration commands from the command line.
- Speed up and improve your daily development workflow.
- Automate common repetitive manual tasks (like importing configuration files) during the deployment process.
A new version of Drush (version 9) is still in active development. The actual process of using Drush and the commands required to administer or manage your site are relatively stable, but until version 9 comes out and becomes the recommended release, some of the tutorials highlighted below may contain some inaccuracies. NOTE: Drupal 8.4 requires at least version 8.1.12 (or higher) of Drush. You can read more about this requirement here.