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Most Helpful Common Magento 2 CLI Commands for Magento Developers

Common Magento 2 CLI Commands for Magento Developers

Here’s a list of Magento 2 Commands that can be useful to anyone who is creating, maintaining, developing, or migrating a Magento store. Magento developers use Magento commands all the time when configuring Magento stores. You can install Magento 2 using CLI.

To use these commands, you have to get SSH access to your server. You can use the CLI for local access.

How To Use Magento Command-Line Interface (CLI)?

Follow these steps to configure and run Magento CLI:

  1. Login to your account with SSH
  2. Change the directory to Magento folder from the Command Prompt
  3. Make the CLI executable with this command:
chmod 744 bin/magento
  1. To find the  available command option, type this command:
bin/magento

How To Use Magento Command-Line Interface (CLI) in Breeze?

Here are a few simple steps to use the CLI from the Breeze dashboard:

  1. Login to your Breeze Platform
  2. Select the Company you would like to work on
  3. Click on the ‘Sites’ to open the site list.
  4. Open the ‘Store’ whose Backup you like to download.
  5. Click the ‘Tool’’ option from the list.
  6. Scroll down to find ‘Web IDE and Terminal’ option
  1. Open the Web IDE and Terminal an use the username-password to login
  2. Open the terminal to run the command

Now let’s see some common commands.

Common Magento 2 CLI Commands for Magento Developers:

Admin Commands

Create Admin Account:

php bin/magento admin:user:create

Unlock Admin User Using Command Line:

php bin/magento admin:user:unlock adminusername

Upgrades Commands

Setup upgrades using the CLI:

php bin/magento setup:upgrade

Setup upgrades without removing pub/static files using the CLI:

php bin/magento setup:upgrade --keep-generated

Uninstalling the Magento application using the CLI:

php bin/magento setup:uninstall

Maintenance Mode Commands

Enable Maintenance Mode Using Command Line:

php bin/magento maintenance:enable

To enable maintenance mode for all clients except 192.0.0.1 and 192.0.0.2:

php bin/magento maintenance:enable --ip=192.0.0.1 --ip=192.0.0.2

To clear the list of IPs:

php bin/magento maintenance:enable --ip=none

Disable Maintenance Mode Using Command Line:

php bin/magento maintenance:disable

Check Maintenance Mode Status Using Command Line:

php bin/magento maintenance:status

Allow IP on Maintenance Mode Using Command Line:

php bin/magento maintenance:allow-ips --ip=192.0.0.1 --ip=192.0.0.2

Mode Commands

Set developer mode using the CLI:

php bin/magento deploy:mode:set developer

Set production mode using the CLI:

php bin/magento deploy:mode:set production

Check current mode using the CLI:

php bin/magento deploy:mode:show

Cache Commands

Clean Cache type:

Php bin/magento cache:clean

Enables Cache type:

Php bin/magento cache:enable

Flushes cache storage used by cache type(s):

php bin/magento cache:flushv

Checks cache status:

php bin/magento cache:status

Resize product images:

php bin/magento catalog:images:resize

Upgrade customer’s hash according to the latest algorithm:

php bin/magento customer:hash:upgrade

Deploy Commands

Static content deploy using the CLI: (Use -f for force deploy on 2.2.x or later):

php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy or php bin/magento -f setup:static-content:deploy

Deploy for specific language using the CLI:

php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy en_US

Deploy for Magento backend theme using the CLI:

php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy --theme="Magento/backend"

Static content deploy for specific themes using the CLI:

php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy --theme Magento/luma --theme Magento/theme_number_two

Exclude themes on static content deploy and does not minify HTML files using the CLI:

php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy en_US --exclude-theme Magento/luma --no-html-minify

Cron Commands

Generates and installs crontab for current user:

php bin/magento cron:install

Removes tasks from crontab:

php bin/magento cron:remove

Runs jobs by schedule:

php bin/magento cron:run

Indexer Commands

Shows allowed Indexers:

php bin/magento indexer:info

Reindexes Data:

php bin/magento indexer:reindex

Resets indexer status to invalid:

php bin/magento indexer:reset

Sets index mode type:

php bin/magento indexer:set-mode

Shows Index Mode:

php bin/magento indexer:show-mode

Shows status of Indexer:

php bin/magento indexer:status

Info Commands

Displays the Magento Admin URI:

php bin/magento info:adminuri

Prints list of available backup files:

php bin/magento Info:backups:list

Displays the list of available currencies:

php bin/magento info:currency:list

Shows number of dependencies on Magento framework:

php bin/magento Info:dependencies:show-framework

Shows number of dependencies between modules:

php bin/magento info:dependencies:show-modules

Prints list of available backup files:

php bin/magento info:backups:list

Store Commands

Displays the list of stores:

php bin/magento store:list

Displays the list of websites:

php bin/magento store:website:list

Uninstalls theme:

php bin/magento Theme:uninstall

Generates Varnish VCL and echos it to the command line:

php bin/magento varnish:vcl:generate

List Commands

Print list of available backup files using the CLI:

php bin/magento info:backups:list

List of available currencies using the CLI:

php bin/magento info:currency:list

List of available language locales using the CLI:

php bin/magento info:language:list

Display the list of available timezones using the CLI:

php bin/magento info:timezone:list

Display the list of stores using the CLI:

php bin/magento store:list

Display the list of websites using the CLI:

php bin/magento store:website:list

Wrap Up

If you are Magento developers and use CLI often, you will find these commands helpful.

Magento is a powerful CMS for ecommerce websites, and CLI makes it easier to manage and run. However, platforms like Breeze can manage a lot of things:

  • Clearing the cache
  • Deploying static content
  • Managing Elasticsearch
  • Deploying stage

Take the Breeze Demo to see how it saves hours of time everyday.

If there are more important commands that I missed, mention them in the comment

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