For example I would like to see all the commands provided by the features module, I know I can do

drush help | grep features 

But I don't feel safe doing this with all modules present there (you never know when you miss a command). And it often looses important "second lines" such as the shortcut for features-revert-all.
Do you know any command / technique to make sure you get it all safely?

2 Answers 2


You can use the --filter feature of Drush. For example, you can use drush --filter=features to get all the commands available from the Features module, or drush --filter=views to get all the Drush commands available from the Views module.

You could then also pipe that output into a file if you wanted (e.g. drush --filter=views > views_drush_commands.txt).

You can find the docs on the Drush homepage.

  • FYI drush.ws is down at the moment, but if you type drush help help then you should get exactly what's on the site :)
    – Chapabu
    Nov 27, 2012 at 16:49
  • thanks ! i am runnig the 6.x version from git and at the moment it only shows the filtered commands after all of the rest, but its still good enough :)
    – mojzis
    Nov 27, 2012 at 17:04
  • 1
    after git pull and upgrading PHP it works exactly as advertised, great :)
    – mojzis
    Nov 27, 2012 at 17:25
  • Handy! Also, drushcommands.com is nice too, though incomplete.
    – cdmo
    Nov 9, 2015 at 21:31
  • I can't found the --filter option, in wich version of drush this exist? Jun 22, 2016 at 15:14

If the module have less than 4 commands you can't use the drush --filter=MODULE_NAME because you will obtain the following message:

[error]  The specified command category onlyone does not exist. 

In this case you can use drush --filter and select the number that correspond with Other commands (usually at the end of the list).

You can read more about this behavior in: How to integrate the drush help --filter option with your custom module?

  • --filter Doesn't work in Drupal 8 Jan 24, 2019 at 11:52
  • @AchrafJEDAY I have Drupal 8.6.6 and Drush 9.4.0 and is working, I think you need to write an issue in the Drush project page. Jan 24, 2019 at 15:33
  • it say "The "--filter" option requires a value." when used without a value (I have drush 9.5.2 and the latest drupal 8) Jan 24, 2019 at 22:35
  • @AchrafJEDAY yes you need to use a module name. Jan 25, 2019 at 15:40

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