Stupidly simple drush runner task for grunt
Switch branches/tags
Nothing to show
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Failed to load latest commit information.


Stupidly simple Drush task runner for grunt.

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.5

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-drush --save-dev

One the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:


The "drush" task


In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named drush to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

  drush: {
    your_target: {
      args: [],
      dest: 'path/if/required/for/task'

Example - Installing a fresh drupal install with some modules

    drush: {
      install: {
        args: ['make', 'example/core.make'],
        dest: 'src'

Example - Run a command and surpress stdout

    drush: {
      runserver: {
        args: ['runserver', '8080'],
        dest: 'src',
        options: {stdio: 'ignore'}

Configurable options


Path to the drush executable (Optional) - PATH is used if not specified.


Sets the current working directory (Optional) - Usually the path to your drupal installation.


A list of arguments to pass over to drush (Required), a javascript array of command parts to call drush with.

args: ['make', 'example/core.make']


A list of options to be passed to child_process.spawn such as stdout/stderr, uid/gid, or environment variables.

options: {stdio: 'ignore'}

src (Deprecated)

Supported only for backwards compatability, does nothing in the current release.

dest (Deprecated)

The destination directory for the drush task to be run in to, mainly useful for make.


  • Expand the functionality to do something more useful
  • Tests


In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Grunt.

Release History

  • 0.0.7 - @grayside Mirror debugging grunt options to drush, @mikeyp Allow options to be passed spawn.
  • 0.0.6 - @chasingmaxwell fixed regressions caused by my previous refactor
  • 0.0.5 - Refactored slightly to use newer tools, and resolve the original flaw whereby this.files was not populated if a src, or dest was not specified. Ability to specify the path to drush kindly added by @IslandUsurper
  • 0.0.4 - @chasingmaxwell Fixed an oversight on the test if dest is undefined
  • 0.0.3 - @thijsvdanker Removed deprecated contrib lib
  • 0.0.2 - @randallknutson Added the ability to specify the cwd
  • 0.0.1 - Initial hack together