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I try to add contributed modules to my local repo following this article.

curl https://ftp.drupal.org/files/projects/admin_toolbar-8.x-1.14.tar.gz | tar fz

Its not placing the .tar.gz file in my local repo?

What I'm doing wrong? After (when it's placed) I want to extract the folder and commit the module. Is this best practice adding contributed modules to my local repo or do i have to use Drush, and if so how do I have to use it in combination with my Git/Drupal workflow?

Update:

  1. I used Drush drush dl admin_toolbar to add the module.
  2. I committed the module and pushed it to my Acquia Cloud Dev environment
  3. Now from Acquia Dev Desktop SSH to this server I want to use drush en admin_toolbar. But then I get this message:

Command pm-enable needs a higher bootstrap level to run - you will [error] need to invoke drush from a more functional Drupal environment to run this command. The drush command 'en admin_toolbar' could not be executed. [error]

  • Can't I use Drush to enable modules on Acquia Cloud Dev environment?

  • Is this the preferred, most fast/handiest workflow, or is there a better workflow to use (when you use a locally cloned repo in combination with Acquia Cloud?

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The right command is:

curl https://ftp.drupal.org/files/projects/admin_toolbar-8.x-1.14.tar.gz | tar xz

f process a file, but you want to process the standard input (provided by curl). So remove the f and add the x option to uncompress file.

Anyway I think is better to use Drush. Drush can handle dependencies (it can download dependant modules when you enable a module) and is easier to use:

drush dl admin_toolbar

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