I'm working on drupal in Windows environment. Most drupal developers recommend to use Drush. I know it is a very useful command line tool for drupal development.

I downloaded the Drush installer for Windows and have installed it, but I don't know how to use it and how it works together with drupal.

The main problem is that when I launched the drush command line windows and then I was stuck with what I should do next. I'm looking for how can I connect to my local site ( D:\xampp\htdocs\mysite ) via drush and I just want to play around the site.

My site stopped working and got the error from here. I was googling for the error, but no luck.
I think Drush could help me for this.

What is a good start point to study Drush?

Most documentation describe Drush on linux. I'm not familiar with linux, ssh, PowerShell, minsw, msysgit, cygwin etc.

  • I checked the FAQ and Resources on the site drush.ws Some of videos and screencasts are listed for older versions.
  • I also found this, but I'm not sure Step by Step is needed when I used Executable Installer. Will the installer make me configured everything for ready-to-use?
  • The installation guide here is too general. I'm not sure I need MsysGit.
  • This and that mention about Gnuwin32. I chose it to install during setup.

Thus, I'm just looking for a short-to-the-point reference or tutorial to configure Drush on Windows 7 and connect to my site.

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    To down-voted guys: This question does not show research effort or is not useful? If not, I will delete this. – Sithu Sep 25 '12 at 5:03
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    I'm not sure why they downvoted but I upvote since this question is useful for other people using this kind of environment. They should explain why they downvoted the question to explain their action. – ninjascorner Sep 25 '12 at 6:24
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    in drush command line do you get results for the drush command? If yes, you have successfully configured drush for windows :) If not check for the installation guide in the link again. – AjitS Sep 25 '12 at 10:24
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    @ninjascorner Absolutely no pressure should be put on people to leave comments when they downvote. Voting is anonymous and that's how it should remain. – Clive Sep 25 '12 at 14:00
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    @Clive: Yes, voting is (should be) anonymous. Down-voting without any comment/reason and without inquiry will not help to others. Thus, stackexhange should add pressure on downvote so that anyone can see/review it on one's profile and revise the question. The answers I got here are very helpful to me and they will also help others who may encounter a situation like me. – Sithu Sep 26 '12 at 2:51

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