Terminus Command Line Interface

All the power of the Pantheon Dashboard on the command line & in custom scripts - all at your fingertips.


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Developer Happiness

Stay In The State of Flow

Many developers prefer to use command line interfaces instead of a browser-based dashboard. Maybe you're one of them. With Terminus your everyday tasks get smoother and faster when you can stay in your CLI or IDE.

Custom Continuous Integration Scripts and Plugins

When your team needs to set up a custom CI workflow, or even just a quick-and-dirty bash script, Terminus opens the door to connecting Pantheon to a wider ecosystem of tools.


Continuous Integration


In a Snap

Install Terminus In A Snap

Any Pantheon customer can install Terminus with Brew on Mac OSX or apt for Ubuntu.

Terminus is Pantheon's Command Line Interface

It provides a terminal interface for any action you might want to perform on the Pantheon platform. You get to work on Pantheon even faster by skipping the dashboard UI, and automating your processes through scripts. Perform any task you might do in the Pantheon dashboard, including actions via Drush and WP-CLI, minus the mouse and browser. Just you and your command line—swoon.

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With Terminus, you can script and automate repetitive tasks across multiple sites—like security updates—rather than clicking in and out of each site you manage on the dashboard to do the same action. Terminus is a non-negotiable for developers working with multiple sites.

Speedy work


Terminus allows you to work the way you want: quickly and directly. Kiss clicking around on a browser screen goodbye. Take it to the next level with plugins—even create your own—to integrate other parts of your toolchain: database clients, IDEs, and more.



Automating more of your workflow not only saves time, but it also lowers the risk of human error over tedious processes. Terminus also allows you to integrate with industry-standard solutions for CI and automated testing to make that part of your Pantheon website development workflow.


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How It Works

Founded and run by developers, Pantheon gets that preference matters when it comes to development. It’s why we built a CLI into our website management platform. Top Terminus use cases include: 

  • Automatically sanitizing Dev databases after cloning content from Live
  • Accessing development resources without leaving the console.
  • Automated testing and continuous integration.
  • Applying mass updates across many sites.

Terminus Command-Line Interface

Script it and forget it.

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