I've small php script in my public folder called sample.php. I run this file using drush command drush scr sample.php.

I want to know how to pass argument to php file using drush command and how to get arguments in php file?

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This is explained quite nicely in drush topic scripts.

Your script should start with:

#!/usr/bin/env drush

Then, you may call your script directly. For example, if you have saved your script in a file called myscript, then you would call it via:

$ myscript a b --flag=bar

Drush provides a method called drush_shift that allows you to access you one at a time:

$first = drush_shift();
$second = drush_shift();

In the above example, $first will be a and $second will be b. You may access your options via drush_get_option() as usual.

$flag = drush_get_option('flag');
$other = drush_get_option('other', 'default');

In the above example, $flag is bar and other is `$default'.

Note that you can use $argv as suggested in the other answer, but if you do this, your arguments and options will be mixed together, and you will need to parse them yourself. Using drush_shift() and drush_get_option(); is more convenient.

  • Using drush_shift() and drush_get_option() also works without making the script directly executable. Perhaps the answer should reflect that as well by marking the relevant part as optional. Commented Feb 7, 2019 at 12:51

On Drush 10, I managed to work with:

$first = $extra[0];
$second = $extra[1];

Calling script with

./vendor/bin/drush php:script scripts/my-script.php -- firstarg secondarg

Posible Solucion:



drush scr 'testScript.php' field

Now, $_SERVER['argv'][3] = field



In php command line you can use pass arguments to your script and inside your script grab it by using $argv variable:

check this out: http://php.net/manual/en/reserved.variables.argv.php

  • what is the drush command?
    – Guru
    Commented Dec 10, 2015 at 9:01
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    The drush command is: Drush scr.There is a way to make Drush compatible by adding in the script file header #!/usr/bin/env drush and use $arg = drush_shift() to get the arguments as an array
    – ROOT
    Commented Dec 10, 2015 at 9:09
  • can u provide sample command?
    – Guru
    Commented Dec 10, 2015 at 9:55
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    Just as summary of all previous answers and practical example as also as answer to the question above. You can run something like this: drush scr path/to/script --id=15. And then if your script starts with #!/usr/bin/env drush (as @greg_1_anderson mentioned) than you can get your parameter via $id = drush_get_option('id'); inside this script. Commented Sep 16, 2016 at 13:38

You can use an environment variable:

MY_FLAG=value drush do_something

In php you can then retrieve this variable:

echo $_SERVER['MY_FLAG'];

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