For one language site the command is:

drush config:set system.site name "Drupal 8 English sitename"

But how to be, if the site is multilanguage, at example two languages? Example:

  • English site name: "Drupal 8 English sitename"
  • Italian site name: "Drupal 8 Italian sitename"

At example for site settings in web interface I can translate it in tab "Translate system information" http://take.ms/i9jUN. But how to set translated config value with drush? It is possible?

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For getting the site name in Spanish for example it's

drush config:get language.es:system.site name

Unfortunately the following doesn't work and I wonder if this is a bug or what's missing.

drush -y config:set language.es:system.site name "Hello World"

This just gives me

Invalid character in Config object name language.es:system.site.

Will update answer later.

Created an issue on drupal.org: drush config:set for other than default collections raises exception. Where I also provided a patch you may use if you are really in need right now.

  • I have the same error: "Invalid character..."
    – Viktor
    Nov 4, 2018 at 11:54
  • @Viktor – Answer updated. I created an issue and provided a patch on drupal.org. Use it with caution. :)
    – leymannx
    Nov 4, 2018 at 13:02
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    drush -y config:set language.es.system.site name "Hello World" also works May 27, 2020 at 16:34
  • @SbonisoMarcusNzimande – Unfortunately I can't confirm that. All I get is Config language.es.system.site does not exist. Which version of Drupal and Drush were you using?
    – leymannx
    May 27, 2020 at 18:50

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