Bee is a command line utility for Backdrop CMS. It includes commands that allow
developers to interact with Backdrop sites, performing actions like:
- Running cron
- Clearing caches
- Downloading and installing Backdrop
- Downloading, enabling and disabling projects
- Viewing information about a site and/or available projects
Please note that Bee is under active development and, as such, breaking
changes may occur. Please see the release notes for a list of any major
changes between versions. Also note that Bee is not (yet?) compatible with
Download (or clone) Bee to your computer/server.
This will create a folder called
beewith lots of files inside. Your home
directory is a good location for this folder.
It should be by default, but it doesn't hurt to double-check.
Make it easy to run
There are two ways to do this:
Put a symlink to
sudo ln -s /path/to/bee/bee.php /usr/local/bin/bee)
Make a Bash alias for
Test to make sure it works.
beein your terminal and you should see a list of available
More advanced/specialised installation instructions can be found in the
Bee can be extended (i.e. custom/additional commands added) by Backdrop contrib
modules or by individual users. See
Bugs and feature requests should be reported in the issue queue:
- Originally written for Backdrop CMS by
Geoff St. Pierre
(originally called 'Backdrop Console (a.k.a.
- Inspired by Drush.
- Bee icon
by AomAm from the Noun Project.
This project is GPL v2 software.
See the LICENSE.txt file in this directory for complete text.