Cracking the Shell: Command-line for the Drupaler



Wouldn’t it be nice if you could type one command that booted your vagrant box, started displaying watchdog logs, set up the correct Drush alias, and provided easy access to your remote servers? Sounds nice, right? Or maybe you use tools like Grunt, Gulp, or Sass. What if you could launch all of your tools for a project with one command? In this session attendees will see how to use the terminal every day to get work done efficiently and effectively. We will discuss an array of command line tools and how you can set up a very efficient workflow for your projects.

Who is this session for?

Anyone that uses the command line or wants to use it more effectively. This talk will have something for everyone from beginner to advanced.

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You’ll Learn:

  • How to use free command line applications to get work done.
  • How to better use the command line tools you already know.
  • How to customize your command line to behave the way you want it to. I guarantee attendees will walk away with at least one new tip, trick, or tool.


  • Why you should invest time in learning command line tools.
  • Switching projects quickly.
  • Keeping your projects separated.
  • Git tips and tricks.
  • Building your own shell based IDE.

Some of the tools I will cover

Speaker bio

Bob is a Lead Architect at Mediacurrent who has been slinging Drupal code for ten years. An active member of the Drupal community, Bob manages the Fresno, California Drupal User’s Group, belongs to the Drupal Association, and is the editor of the TheWeeklyDrop newsletter.

Session Track

Back End Development

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When & Where

Tuesday, 10 April, 2018 - 17:00 to 18:00
202 | Acquia