Installing Drush on Linux Mint

This has been tested in Rebecca and Rosa.

Open the terminal in your $HOME directory. The $HOME directory is typically at /home/yourname. You can easily get to it from anywhere in the terminal just by typing cd and pressing enter.

1. Enter the following:

php -r "copy('', 'composer-setup.php');"

You may get a message that you need to install php5-cli using apt-get. If needed do it by typing:

Docker based development environment

I have rewritten the Docker based development environment to use the images provided by Docker4Drupal ( So some of the comments below become outdated. The comments about using symlinks or vfs are uninteresting, as the use of symlinks/vfs in that way are not the docker way.

How to Setup Drush for Drupal 8

Quick video tutorial on how to set up drush for drupal 8. This covers both windows and linux.

Non-video tutorials

Directions are available on Which can be found here: Upgrading Drush to work with Drupal 8-dev


Everest is a base theme for Drupal.

Sub-theme can be easily generated by using the Drush command.
$ drush everest-subtheme

Currently it is in the development phase.

Drush for Developers, 2nd Edition

Effectively manage Drupal projects using Drush
Packt Publishing
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Drush for Developers, Second Edition, takes common challenges in Drupal projects and solves them using Drush. This book starts with the different installation approaches for Drush and its command structure. It then moves on to perhaps the trickiest challenge in Drupal projects: keeping code and configuration together during a project's lifetime. Next, we will deep dive into the tasks needed to keep a website under control and learn how to run, automate, and monitor them effectively.

Error validating and debugging our Drush commands is a must and this book has a whole chapter on that topic. The magic of managing remote Drupal projects through Drush site aliases is explained in the following chapters through a practical example. Finally, the book wraps up by putting in practice all the concepts covered in previous chapters in order to implement a development workflow for a team.


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