Creating a custom Drush command requires creating a PHP class that Drush can find with annotated methods and metadata about each custom command. You'll create a drush.services.yml file that tells Drush where to find the command class and any services to inject into it. You'll also modify the project's composer.json to tell Drush what versions of Drush the command is compatible with.
Custom Drush commands are a great way to expose your custom module's features to help automate these tasks and allow users to perform them as background processes. They can also provide a more efficient way to execute PHP code that takes a long time and is prone to timing out when run via the web server.
Depending on your use-case it can also be more efficient to create a custom Drush command to execute your logic instead of coding a complete UI. For example, if all the command needs to do is generate a CSV list it might take less effort to write a Drush command and pipe the output to a file than to create a UI that generates a file and prompts the user to download it.
In this tutorial we'll:
- Declare a new custom Drush command inside a custom module
- Make our custom Drush command output a list of all the blocked users on the site
- Verify our new command is working
By the end of this tutorial you should understand how to create a custom Drush command that returns a list of blocked users.
Over the years we've developed some techniques for practicing that we wanted to share. At Drupalize.Me we take hugging seriously. In this tutorial we'll look at the art, and science, of giving a good hug. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word hug as; squeeze (someone) tightly in one's arms, typically to express affection.
Did you know there are all kinds of different hugs that you can give? In this tutorial we'll look at:
- Defining what a hug is
- Some of the many types of hugs in the world today
- Precautions you may want to familiarize yourself with before hugging
- And the importance of proper technique
Lets go ahead and get started shall we?