Is is possible to make a selective Drush Make file?

For example:

The site has 3 modules, with 3 library files.

A normal drush make will give me all modules and files.

But it is possible to selectively, fetch some modules and files?

For example: fetch module 1 and file 1 but not 2 and 3?


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root_element[first_key][next_key] = value

The 'projects' attribute is where you define the modules/themes that are to be packaged with the profile. The first key is the short name of the project (as seen in the drupal.org/project/{projectshortname} URI).

These projects are defined using the short form definition. You can use this form if you only want to declare the version of the project. The version is the value to the right of the core Drupal version in a full version string. For example, if you wanted to specify Views 7.x-3.1, you would use:

projects[views] = 3.1

For pre-releases, like CTools 7.x-1.0-rc1, use this format:

projects[ctools] = 1.0-rc1

You can also specify -dev releases of projects; however, this is generally NOT recommended, since it results in end users getting different sets of files at different times that distribution is built, which can cause confusing bug reports. If you really must use a -dev release, it's better to specify a Git revision (see below).

projects[media] = 2.x-dev


  • That sounds good, but am I better with features? I want this for sites that are already set up with Aquica Dev Desktop. Can I create a "make" without the whole website? For example, a make that incorporates ONLY "ckeditor+IMCE+ their configuration settings" ? Is it possible, overkill? Features better? Commented Jan 30, 2016 at 8:03
  • @BrunoVincent if refers to the features modules vs drush make I think that you must open another question, because this is another explanation about the problem. Commented Jan 30, 2016 at 16:01

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