In drupal 7 I was able to just do a drush sql-drop and then visit the site and it would throw the install screen. But in Drupal 8 I'm getting an error when I do a drush sql-drop when going back to the site. Are there static files I need to also delete in Drupal 8 along with doing a sql-drop?

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It looks like your settings.php file is still persisting after the command. Removing it should prompt you for installation on root request.

# Replace with location of settings.php file
drush -y sql-drop && rm "$settings_file"

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