Installing Drush and Drupal 8 on Laragon

  • | 314 points

    Hi All,

    I installed Drupal 8 on Laragon and everything is working just fine, except I can't get Drush to work.
    I installed Drush through composer (globally and inside my Drupal project folder) and when I want to run a command in the Laragon terminal, my computer (windows 10), wants to run a program: drush.launcher. I need to select a program to open the drush.launcher file with.
    Just like the problem described here:

    Do I need to select cmd.exe for opening the drush.launcher file?

    I hope someone else already got Drush working.

    ps. I placed this in the wrong category and I don't see the option to change it.

  • | 7324 points

    I'm using Drush under Windows 7 and Windows 10.
    I dont' remember that I had to do anything special.

    I just installed it via composer command:

    composer global require drush/drush:8.1.0

    And added in my environment variables this path


    PS: If you check inside this directory you should see a script drush.bat.

    And then I could use regular drush commands.

  • | 7324 points

    I was getting recently errors with drush 8.x.x on some drush commands, like drush up:

     "The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect."

    I was able to fix it by adding an alias in cmder by executing this command in the console

     alias drush=php C:\Users\Lionel_E\AppData\Roaming\Composer\vendor\drush\drush\drush.php $*

    Hope it helps anyone using drupal and drush.

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