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I am looking to download and install a module using the Linux command line.

How can I do this?

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  • You can install Drush (see Installing Drush on Ubuntu or How to install Drush server-wide in less than one minute); after, you can install a module with drush:

    • to download a module

      drush dl modulename
      
    • to enable the module

      drush en modulename
      
  • Also, you can use wget to download the module, and make a directory inside the modules directory (in this case the modules directory is /home/youruser/public_html/sites/all/modules/).

    wget http://ftp.drupal.org/files/projects/modulename-6.x.tar.gz
    mkdir -p /home/youruser/public_html/sites/all/modules/modulename
    tar -zxf modulename-6.x.tar.gz -C /home/youruser/public_html/sites/all/modules/modulename

Enable the module in "Administer > Site building > Modules."

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    I liked that you provided both the options with and without drush. – pal4life Aug 16 '11 at 19:03
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To install Drupal modules using command line, you have to install Drush Composer on your machine.

So use this link to install Drush using composer : https://github.com/drush-ops/drush

After installing it, open your terminal and go to your project/drupal directory into which you want to download modules.

To download and enable modules using a single command, run following command:

drush en -y your_module_name

Note : your_module_name should be the name present on the url of the module name like https://www.drupal.org/project/your_module_name

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The best way to do this is via the Drush project. This will allow you to download and enable modules via the command line similar to the code below.

# Download the Views module
drush dl views

# Enable the Views module
drush en views
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If you don't have (or don't want) drush, you can also just do something like this:

$ cd $MY_DRUPAL_SITE_ROOT/sites/all/modules
$ wget http://ftp.drupal.org/files/projects/querypath-6.x-1.6.tar.gz
$ tar -zxvf querypath-6.x-1.6.tar.gz

(the -z flag to the tar command does a "gunzip" of the file before untarring)

From there, you can go to the Site Building -> Modules screen and install the module there.

That said, if you are going to be doing this a lot, Drush is very helpful

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Install drush, which is a command line tool for Drupal. Downloading and installing a module would just need you to execute two commands. (The first command download the module, and the other one installs it.)

drush dl <modulename> 
drush en <modulename> -y

These commands will take care of module dependencies too.

  • @ arpitr -thanks for your response,already my drupal 7 is running .again i want to install drush? – DINE Sep 14 '15 at 5:21
  • drush is independent. After installation you just need to run drush commands inside drupal installation directory, there are other cool stuff you can do with drush drushcommands.com/drush-7x – arpitr Sep 14 '15 at 5:24
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2- wget http://ftp.drupal.org/files/projects/modulename-7.x-1.0-rc2.tar.gz

 mkdir -p /home/force_password_change-7.x-1.0-rc2.tar.gz -C /home/www/html/transgenic/sites/all/modules/modulenmae

procedure -open terminal and give the download link adrress(above format) it will download save on desktop and follow second command and you can able to see your module,in modules.

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