Backend and Infrastructure

Automating Drupal Tasks with Drush and Bash Scripts for Drupal 8, 9, and 10

While Drush empowers all Drupal users with its commands, it's even more powerful when used in combination with scripting solutions such as Composer and Bash. Scripts can be used to power post-deployment tasks like importing new configuration or clearing the cache, as part of CI processes to sync a database from one environment to another, to run background processes on the server such as imports and migrations, search indexing, running cron, and much more. If you want to write Bash (or any other scripts) that interact with a Drupal site, then Drush is the tool for you.

In this tutorial we'll:

  • Learn how to use Drush commands within Composer and Bash scripts
  • Learn how to chain multiple Drush commands together in a script

By the end of this tutorial you'll know how to use Drush as part of a script that automates common or tedious tasks.