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Administer and maintain your Pantheon site from your local Drupal Drush installation.

Drush is a command-line interface for Drupal that provides a wide set of utilities to administer and maintain your site.

Drush commands require a settings.php file. However, Drupal 7 sites do not contain a settings.php file. You can copy the sites/default/default.settings.php to sites/default/settings.php via SFTP or Git for Drush to work on older Drupal versions. Refer to Configuring Settings.php more information.

Terminus Drush and Local Drush

Refer to Drush's install documentation for information on installing Drush locally.

Drush developers should also install and use Terminus, a command-line interface for controlling your Pantheon account and sites. Terminus allows you to script almost every action that you can complete in the Dashboard. It can also make remote Drush calls on your environments without having Drush installed locally. This eliminates incompatibility issues between local and remote installation versions of Drush.

Terminus automatically uses the version of Drush it finds in vendor/bin/drush when running Drush commands on the platform if you have a Composer-based site.

You can run the commands below from Terminus instead of using Drush aliases. For example, you can run terminus drush <site>.<env> -- cc drush instead of drush cc drush. Refer to Manage Drupal Sites with Terminus and Drush for more information.


You can view the most recent Drush release and changelogs in the Drush repository.

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