I have an issue in my site which is not allowing me to visit the /en/admin/content/media page.

I'm looking for an approach to list and delete media entities on the command line.

When I run drupal debug:entity media I get an error:

[ERROR] <em class="placeholder">Notice</em>: Undefined index: media in <em                                     
         class="placeholder">Drupal\Console\Command\Debug\EntityCommand-&gt;execute()</em> (line <em            
         class="placeholder">79</em> of <em                                                                     
         ). <pre class="backtrace">Drupal\Console\Command\Debug\EntityCommand-&gt;execute(Object, Object)       
         (Line: 255)                                                                                            
         Symfony\Component\Console\Command\Command-&gt;run(Object, Object) (Line: 971)                          
         Symfony\Component\Console\Application-&gt;doRunCommand(Object, Object, Object) (Line: 248)             
         Symfony\Component\Console\Application-&gt;doRun(Object, Object) (Line: 185)                            
         Drupal\Console\Core\Application-&gt;doRun(Object, Object) (Line: 64)                                   
         Drupal\Console\Application-&gt;doRun(Object, Object) (Line: 148)                                       
         Symfony\Component\Console\Application-&gt;run() (Line: 89)                                             
         require(&#039;/home/ubuntu/site/vendor/drupal/console/bin/drupal.php&#039;) (Line: 4)                

The docs of this command is also really uninformative.

What's the best approach to list and delete media entities on the command line?

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    If you want to do it with code try this $media_ids = \Drupal::entityQuery('media') ->execute(); foreach ($media_ids as $id => $media_id){ $media = Media::load($media_id); $media->delete(); }
    – berramou
    Commented Jan 29, 2019 at 14:00

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If you use Drush, you can try drush sql-query like this :
drush sql-query "Delete from name_table weher condition"

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