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Manual for the Terminus command line interface for advanced interaction with the Pantheon platform.

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The Terminus command line interface provides advanced interaction with Pantheon. Terminus enables you to do almost everything in a terminal that you can do in the Dashboard, and much more.

Install Terminus on macOS or Linux. Windows 10 users can install the Windows Subsystem for Linux.

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Use Terminus to perform these and other operations:

  • Create a new site
  • Create and delete Multidev environments
  • Clone one environment to another
  • Check for and apply upstream updates
  • Deploy code from one environment to another
  • Run Drush and WP-CLI commands



If you are a plugin author, you will need to update your plugin for Terminus 2. Plugins that are advertised to work with Terminus 2 will also work with Terminus 3. See what's new in Terminus 3.x to learn more.

Terminus is open source! View the project on GitHub to contribute, file issues, and submit feature requests.


Terminus is open source. Community submitted bugs and feature requests can be found in the Terminus GitHub issues queue. Don't see your bug or feedback listed? Create an issue on Terminus's GitHub page.

Need help with Terminus? Contact Support.