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Drush command line that controls the updates of Drupal modules.

v0.7 2017-03-23 18:19 UTC

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Last update: 2021-10-16 02:42:02 UTC


Cerbere is a Drush commands set performing action on project' modules stored in GIT, SVN or just locally.

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Compatible with both Drush 7.x and Drupal 8.x.



You need first to download this library using composer.

composer global require smalot/cerbere:dev-master

Go to to install Composer on your environment.


You need to create, or alter, a file named drushrc.php stored in the following folder: ~/.drush.

See Drush documentation for more detail on this file.


// Detected composer dir according to OS platform.
if (($home_dir = getenv('HOME')) && (strtoupper(substr(PHP_OS, 0, 3)) === 'WIN')) {
    $composer_dir = $home_dir . '/AppData/Roaming/Composer';
} else {
    $composer_dir = $home_dir . '/.composer';

// Include composer autoload file and declare Cerbere commands.
if (is_file($composer_dir . '/vendor/autoload.php') && 
    is_dir($composer_dir . '/vendor/smalot/cerbere/commands')) {
    include_once $composer_dir . '/vendor/autoload.php';

    $options['include'][] = $composer_dir . '/vendor/smalot/cerbere/commands';

Doing this step, Drush will be aware of commands provided by Cerbere, otherwise you'll need to use the --include command line option to declare the command folder each time.

drush --include=$HOME/.composer/vendor/smalot/cerbere/commands


Command : cerbere-update

This report is oriented on the update of the modules. It can be enriched with the hacked flag which will append 2 columns indicating that a module has been locally altered or not.

  • --no-cache : Disable cache mecanism. Otherwise, remote informations are cached for 1800 seconds.
  • --no-progress : Disable progress bar.
  • --level : Specify analyze verbosity (all, security, unsupported, update) - default : all.
  • --hacked : Append Hacked reporting.
  • --format : Output format (table, csv, json) - default : table.


List all outdated module, and check if there has been hacked. Usefull to know if module update can be safely realized.

drush cerbere-update sites/all/modules/*.info --hacked --level=update

Command : cerbere-hacked

This report is dedicated to the hacked check.

  • --no-progress : Disable progress bar.
  • --format : Output format (table, csv, json) - default : table.


  • Add Yaml support (Drupal 8.x)
  • Fix notices (mkdir / unlink)
  • Add error handler on hacked plugin
  • Add logging on hacked plugin
  • Add unit tests on hacked plugin
  • Add cache and option in command line to disable it (archives / hash file)


Parts of code has been reused from Drupal 7.x core, Hacked module.