This configuration is working properly on xampp local install (drush version)

Drupal version : 9.5.1 DB driver : mysql DB hostname : localhost DB port : 3306 Database : Connected Drupal bootstrap : Successful PHP binary : C:/xampp/php/php.exe PHP config : C:/xampp/php/php.ini PHP OS : WINNT PHP version : 7.4.27 Drush script : C:/xampp/htdocs/mysite/vendor/drush/drush/drush Drush version : 11.4.0

But on webserver, any drush command I type (for example cr) returns a "Command "cr" is not defined." Drush was installed via composer global require drush/drush (also exists as vendor/bin/drush in website root with same behavior)

drush list returns :

Available commands: help Display help for a command list List commands I think I have pretty much the same config on another webserver with no such problem. Any ideas on that ?

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    Global Drush installs are not supported.
    – mona lisa
    Jan 13, 2023 at 15:40
  • Drush only supports one install method. It requires that your Drupal site be built with Composer and Drush be listed as a dependency. drush.org/latest/install
    – leymannx
    Jan 13, 2023 at 21:09

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Drush used to be installed globally, but that will no longer work. Instead, Drush LAUNCHER is installed globally. This creates a global drush command, however it does not contain the Drush code itself. The Drush code is instead added to each project on a per-project basis, managed using composer. When calling drush, Drush Launcher will take your current working directory, determine if it is a Drupal installation, and if it is, look for Drush in the vendor folder, and execute that on the current Drupal installation.

  • Thank you Jaypan. I actually did it this way (but as I got The issue described above, I tried to add Drush globally also with no luck. But yes, drush launcher is in usr/local/bin and drush itself in my project root vendor folder. All files seems ok). Not sure what to do
    – duck
    Jan 16, 2023 at 8:07
  • Please re-read. Drush is NOT installed globally, and Drush launcher is NOT installed per-project. That is backwards. Drush launcher is installed globally, and Drush is launched on a per-project basis.
    – Jaypan
    Jan 16, 2023 at 15:28

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