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I can do loads of user-related stuff with Drush, but I can't see how to create new user roles. Is it possible to do this with Drush?

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This functionality is available in Drush 8.x-6.x:

 role-add-perm (rap)   Grant a specified permission to a role.                  
 role-create (rcrt)    Create a new role.                                       
 role-delete (rdel)    Delete a role.                                           
 role-list (rls)       Display a list of all roles defined on the system.  If a 
                       role name is provided as an argument, then all of the    
                       permissions of that role will be listed.  If a           
                       permission name is provided as an option, then all of    
                       the roles that have been granted that permission will be 
 role-remove-perm      Remove a specified permission from a role.               

Unfortunately, this has not been backported to the 7.x-5.x branch, so it probably won't be in the soon-to-be-released Drush-5.9, and isn't in Drush-5.8. For now, you'll have to use the dev branch to get it.

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To get a list of all drush based commands just type drush at the command prompt and it will list all the set of commands available.

drush help [command] to view command-specific help.

Run drush topic to read even more documentation.

Drush user specific commands

User commands: (user)

user-add-role (urol) Add a role to the specified user accounts.

user-block (ublk) Block the specified user(s).

user-cancel (ucan) Cancel a user account with the specified name.

user-create (ucrt) Create a user account with the specified name.

user-information Print information about the specified user(s). (uinf)

user-login (uli) Display a one time login link for the given user account (defaults to uid 1).

user-password (upwd) (Re)Set the password for the user account with the specified name.

user-remove-role Remove a role from the specified user accounts. (urrol)

user-unblock (uublk) Unblock the specified user(s).

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Can you add in the syntax that generate this? –  MPD Jan 10 '13 at 19:07
drush help --filter=user –  greg_1_anderson Jan 11 '13 at 20:58
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