I am trying to update a module via drush. Referring this link

[root@localhost d7]# drush update
The drush command 'update' could not be found.  Run `drush cache-clear drush` to clear the commandfile cache if you have    [error]
installed new extensions.

But it is giving error that 'update' command could not be found. Can anybody help me with this?

2 Answers 2


Update all update available modules other than locked modules.

drush pm-update


Update specified module only.

drush up 'module-name'


You can update your module following this procedure too:

  • make sure db is backed up
  • put site in maint mode
  • disable the module
  • remove the old module's directory in /sites/all/modules/
  • put in the new module's directory in /sites/all/modules/
  • re-enable the module
  • run update.php
  • take site out of maint mode

and if "update" command is not found, may be your drush is not installed properly, try inreinstalling it.

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