Drush 9 (coming soon!) only supports one install method. It requires that your Drupal 8 site be built with Composer and Drush be listed as a dependency.
See the Drush 8 docs for installing prior versions of Drush.
Install a site-local Drush
- It is recommended that Drupal 8 sites be built using Composer, with Drush listed as a dependency. That project already includes Drush in its composer.json. If your Composer project doesn't yet depend on Drush, run
composer require drush/drushto add it.
- To run Drush, navigate to project root or Drupal root and call like so:
- If you want the convenience of being able to call
drushfrom anywhere, install the drush-shim. Thats a small launcher program that locates your Composer project and hands control to its Drush.
- See Usage for details on using Drush.
- To use a non-default PHP, edit ~/.bashrc so that the desired PHP is in front of your $PATH. If thats not desireable, you can change your PATH for just one request:
PATH=/path/to/php:$PATHdrush status ...`
|Drush Version||Drush Branch||PHP||Compatible Drupal versions||Code Status|
|Drush 8||8.x||5.4.5+||D6, D7, D8.3-|
|Drush 7||7.x||5.3.0+||D6, D7|
|Drush 6||6.x||5.3.0+||D6, D7||Unsupported|
|Drush 5||5.x||5.2.0+||D6, D7||Unsupported|