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Since two weeks I have replaced my optical hard drive with an SSD for my OS and all my applications while I kept my hard drive for data. So I've installed MAMP on my SSD and my Drupal directory (workspace within Eclipse) is on the Macintosh HD.

So,
Path to MAMP: /SSD/Applications/MAMP
Path to Drupal: /Macintosh\ HD/Users/me/Documents/workspace/drupal

I've put the drush folder /Macintosh\ HD/Users/me/Documents/workspace/drush and drush is working just fine, but for some reason, whenever I download a module by using drush, the module ends up in my homefolder while it should be using my Drupal folder I think, right?

How can I fix this and make drush work with my Drupal directory?

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Try using a aliases.drushrc.php file to specify project details.

Create an aliases.drushrc.php file in one of the following places:

  1. /etc/drush
  2. $HOME/.drush

If you don't have /etc for /etc/drush perhaps it would work in: /Macintosh\ HD/Users/me/Documents/workspace/drush

aliases.drushrc.php contents

<?php
$aliases['dev'] = array(
  'uri' => 'dev.example.com',
  'root' => '/Macintosh HD/Users/me/Documents/workspace/drupal',
);

// or perhaps root with the escaped space char '/Macintosh\ HD/Users/me/Documents/workspace/drupal'

then from anywhere in the filesystem, you should be able to go

  • drush @dev dl views
  • drush @dev sqlc
  • drush @dev updb

etc..

Fully commented example drush aliases file here

  • Thx for the tip. I'm running my sites on localhost, so what should be the URI? I'm using MAMP, so my URL is http://localhost:8888/drupal_test/... – Michiel Jan 7 '13 at 14:18
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    In Drupal 6, your uri should be the same as it is on the live site (e.g. 'example.com'); otherwise, you may have problems. For Drupal 7 this is not an issue, so you can set your uri to something convenient for your dev site, such as 'localhost:8888'. This will allow commands such as drush uli to work correctly. – greg_1_anderson Jan 7 '13 at 15:25

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