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Export Drupal configuration to a directory.


  • drush config:export. Export configuration files to the site's config directory.
  • drush config:export --destination. Export configuration; Save files in a backup directory named config-export.


  • --add. Run git add -p after exporting. This lets you choose which config changes to sync for commit.
  • --commit. Run git add -A and git commit after exporting. This commits everything that was exported without prompting.
  • --message=MESSAGE. Commit comment for the exported configuration. Optional; may only be used with --commit.
  • --destination[=DESTINATION]. An arbitrary directory that should receive the exported files. A backup directory is used when no value is provided.
  • --diff. Show preview as a diff, instead of a change list.
  • --format[=FORMAT].

Global Options

  • -v|vv|vvv, --verbose. Increase the verbosity of messages: 1 for normal output, 2 for more verbose output and 3 for debug
  • -y, --yes. Auto-accept the default for all user prompts. Equivalent to --no-interaction.
  • -l, --uri=URI. A base URL for building links and selecting a multi-site. Defaults to https://default.
  • To see all global options, run drush topic and pick the first choice.


  • cex
  • config-export


  • An argument or option with square brackets is optional.
  • Any default value is listed at end of arg/option description.
  • An ellipsis indicates that an argument accepts multiple values separated by a space.