To download and install a module, I run:

drush dl module_name
drush en module_name -y

I put that in a Bash script function, and just call "drin module_name" to simplify.

function drin(){
  drush dl $1
  drush en $1 -y

Is there a one-line command in Drush to download and enable a module?

  • There is a proposal for several improvements in download and enable. See this issue drupal.org/node/1364814 – jonhattan Feb 8 '13 at 9:18
  • There is an update in the latest drush that does this. See new selected answer. Thanks! – radj Nov 5 '13 at 7:19

The following will download and enable the module:

drush en module_name -y

Edit: The download (dl) command is not needed. When trying to enable a module that is not downloaded yet, Drush will ask if you want to download it and then ask if you want to enable it. The -y automates the "yes" answers to these questions.

This was added in Drush 6.0.0 (#1364814 by eiriksm, jonhattan: Added Extend pm-enable to offer downloading the project for missing extensions.)

  • Can you expand on how this is different than the other answers? – mpdonadio Oct 30 '13 at 22:29
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    I think this is a new implementation. At the time I posted this QA, this was not possible. – radj Nov 5 '13 at 7:17
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    This didn't work for me, using a fresh install of drush from the repository. – RevNoah Nov 19 '13 at 19:06
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    This didn't work. I tried the following: drush en schema -y and got this: schema was not found and will not be enabled. [warning] There were no extensions that could be enabled. [ok] – cdmo Jun 12 '14 at 15:23
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    Okay, this approach works fine on Drush 6.3.0. – cdmo Jun 12 '14 at 17:35
drush dl module_name && drush en module_name -y
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    Thanks for this but this is the same as typing in the commands twice, or using a semi-colon to separate them. I was looking for an actual drush subcommand. – radj Feb 8 '13 at 12:44
  • Yes though your original question, before you edited it, was asking for a "single line solution" which it is. – David Thomas Feb 8 '13 at 23:34
  • Yeah, I know. I'm sorry about the confusion. That's why I edited it to clarify and not mislead the next contributors. – radj Feb 9 '13 at 0:55

Downloading and enabling a module can be done with drush en project_name. It asks for a confirmation; if you don't want to confirm, use the -y parameter.

drush en project_name -y

You can download more projects with the same command.

drush en rules views token -y

For a list of some basic Drush commands see Basics drush commands.

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    Yes, 'drush en' works with more recent versions of drush – David Thomas Nov 26 '14 at 5:53

In Drush 9, you download a module with composer require drupal/module_name.

See the new documentation for Drush 9 on drush pm:download.

After, you will need to enable the module with drush pm:enable module_name.

*Other useful commands for modules are:

  • See all the modules installed

    drush pm:list
  • Uninstall a module

    drush pm:uninstall module_name

in Drupal 8 you no longer use Drush. Use composer require drupal/module_name instead.

  • This downloads it but does not enable it. How do I enable it in command line for D8? – Christia Apr 23 at 10:21

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