How to list all available entity types in Drupal using drush?


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Drupal 7

drush eval "print_r(array_keys(entity_get_info()));"

Drupal 8

drush eval "print_r(array_keys(\Drupal::entityTypeManager()->getDefinitions()));"

as per Jason suggestion,


drush eval "print_r(array_keys(\Drupal::entityManager()->getDefinitions()));"

as per @RaisinBranCrunch suggestion. Note \Drupal::entityManager() is being deprecated in 8.x.

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    For Drupal 8, drush eval "print_r(array_keys(\Drupal::entityTypeManager()->getDefinitions()));"
    – Jason
    Commented Oct 13, 2016 at 16:09
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    For me it has to be drush eval "print_r(array_keys(\Drupal::entityManager()->getDefinitions()))"; Commented Apr 4, 2017 at 17:50
  • use Cpas E instead of e in EntityManager. drush eval "print_r(array_keys(\Drupal::EntityManager()->getDefinitions‌​()))"; entityManager is depricated Commented Oct 12, 2017 at 6:04
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    entityManager is deprecated on latest versions of d8, use entityTypeManager for newer versions
    – wranvaud
    Commented Jul 29, 2019 at 17:25
  • If you want to list specifically content/config types use this: drush eval "print_r(\Drupal::entityTypeManager()->getDefinitions());" | grep ContentEntityType (or ConfigEntityType for config entities)
    – Hodgekins
    Commented Aug 13, 2022 at 9:44

Drupal 8

Use the drupal console command:

drupal debug:entity

or (short hand):

drupal de

This will produce a concise list of entities available in your instance.

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    The OP says specifically "Using Drush" Commented May 3, 2018 at 15:45
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    drush eval 'system("drupal de");' 😉
    – diamondsea
    Commented Feb 26, 2019 at 18:09
  • Thanks @diamondsea 😉 Commented Apr 26, 2019 at 6:58
  • Added bonus with console is to see if it's a content or configuration entity.
    – wranvaud
    Commented Dec 13, 2021 at 15:10

You can create a drush command named entities-list. Create a module, put inside a file named drush_entity.drush.inc and paste this code:

 * @file
 * Drush commands related to Entities.

* Implements hook_drush_command().
function drush_entity_drush_command() {
  $items['entities-list'] = array(
    'description' => dt("Show a list of available entities."),
    'aliases' => array('el'),
  return $items;

 * Callback for the content-type-list command.
function drush_drush_entity_entities_list() {
  $entities = array_keys(entity_get_info());

  drush_print(dt("Machine name"));
  drush_print(implode("\r\n", $entities));

Install the module, run drush cc drush to clear the drush cache and use the command like this:

drush el


drush entities-list

If you want add another alias to the command add elements to the aliases array like this:

'aliases' => array('el', 'another'),

And you can use this commands:

drush el
drush entities-list
drush another

Always the output will be:

Machine name:
entity 1
entity 2
entity n


There is another solution using the Drush Entity module:

drush entity-type-read
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    Another downvoter that don't says what's the problem with the answer just hit the downvote button. But if you don't says what's the problem I can't fix it. Commented Apr 18, 2017 at 12:50

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