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Im trying to get Drush working. When I type 'drush' into terminal I get a list of commands so I know its installed.

I dont have any path aliases set up yet so im trying to use the full path. When I type the following into terminal:

cd path-to-my-site drush dl views

I get this message:

unknown:omegav3 my-user-name$ 

Should the path-to-my-site be the base path? Im working locally with MAMP. I have different sites that arnt in the root folder so my local url for this site im trying to target is:

http://localhost:8888/omega/omegav3/
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cd path-to-my-site drush dl views

Means you're trying to change directory into "path-to-my-site drush dl views" folder. You need to separately type the commands

cd path-to-my-site
drush dl views

Or you can use double ampersand or semi-colon to separate the commands. Double ampersand means previous command must succeed before the second executes, whereas semi-colon just means execute next command regardless of success or error on previous command:

cd path-to-my-site && drush dl views

cd path-to-my-site; drush dl views
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    or drush --root=/path/to/my/site --uri=mysite.org drush dl views – greg_1_anderson Oct 10 '13 at 14:26
  • @greg_1_anderson is it intentional to have 2 drush words in that same line? Or is it a mistake? Looks like it should be drush --root=/path/to/my/site --uri=mysite.org dl views (note: no drush in front of dl) – Beebee Oct 10 '13 at 15:27
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    Sorry -- the second drush was in fact a typo! – greg_1_anderson Oct 10 '13 at 15:48
  • It seems to me that @greg_1_anderson's comment should be an answer rather than a comment. – Francisco Luz Jun 20 '15 at 17:55
  • What I intended to say was: drush --root=/path/to/my/site --uri=mysite.org && drush dl views. The correction above was not correct! I just put that in as a comment because it did not add very much to the answer, but the fact that comments cannot be edited is problematic. Sorry for the inconvenience. – greg_1_anderson Jun 22 '15 at 0:19
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Your command should be like:

drush dl views

or:

drush dl views -r /path/to/site/root

To get help manual for commands run:

drush help

Please find better explanation for drush commands at GitHub.

  • Thanks, but im getting the same result. – Evanss Oct 10 '13 at 9:47
  • check the updated asnwer – arpitr Oct 10 '13 at 9:49
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  • On your command line, from anywhere, run:

$ drush --root=/path/to/drupal-installation --uri=youdomain.com dl views

  • In case you are already at /path/to/drupal-installation just run:

$ drush --uri=youdomain.com dl views

  • In case you are even further ahead at /path/to/drupal-installation/sites/youdomain.com than just run:

$ drush dl views

See also how to run a script at How to execute php script using drush?

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