Terminus is available for Mac OS X and Linux
Because some Terminus command use SSH authentication, consider generating and adding SSH keys to your account before you continue.
php -vfrom a terminal application.
Install the most recent release of Terminus with the following command within a directory where you have permission to write files. If in doubt, you can create a
terminus directory in your
$HOME and install there:
Once Terminus is installed, login with a machine token, which is used to securely authenticate your machine. Machine tokens provide the same access as your username and password, and do not expire. For more information, see Machine Tokens.
First, create a Machine Token from User Dashboard > Account > Machine Tokens.
Once the token has been created, use it to authenticate Terminus by running the following command:
After a token has been used, future sessions can be established by email:
Commands that execute remote instructions to tools like Drush or WP-CLI require SSH authentication. See Generate and Add SSH Keys to prevent password requests when executing these commands.
If the installer throws an IOException at the end:
[Symfony\Component\Filesystem\Exception\IOException] Failed to create symbolic link from "/path/to/current/dir/vendor/bin/terminus" to "/usr/local/bin/terminus".
You may need to remove an old installation from terminus from
If you run into permission problems such as:
file installer.phar: Permission denied 0 3150k 0 1928 0 0 1474 0 0:36:28 0:00:01 0:36:27 7330 curl: (23) Failed writing body (0 != 1928)
You should relocate your installation to a directory where you have permission to write files. If in doubt, you can create a
terminus diretory in your
$HOME and go there:
php-xml extension is typically included and enabled by default when installing PHP. However, the following error indicates that the
php-xml extension is missing:
PHP Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'ReflectionException' with message 'Class DOMDocument does not exist' in /root/vendor/consolidation/output-formatters/src/Transformations/DomToArraySimplifier.php:24
To resolve this error, install the
The following error occurs when curl is unable to verify the local issuer certificate:
curl: (60) SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate
To resolve, save a copy of the latest CA certificate to a new file named
cacert.pem then add
curl.cainfo = "[path_to_file]\cacert.pem" to your
php.ini file. If you're running XAMPP, you can add the
cacert.pem file within the
Problem: PHP is not installed.
Solution: Install PHP. Consider using a package such as XAMMP, which provides a simple installation process.
Problem: Composer is not installed.
Solution: Install composer using the .exe installer
curl: command not found
Installation fails because curl cannot be found:
User1@DESKTOP-UBJ92JO /usr/bin $ curl -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/pantheon-systems/terminus-installer/master/builds/installer.phar && php installer.phar install bash: curl: command not found
Solution: Install curl
Problem: The Terminus install was successful, but the path was not set.
Terminus was installed, but the installer was not able to write to your bin dir.
Solution: To enable the
terminus command, add this alias to your
Or you can enable it by adding the directory the executable file is in to your path: