Are you a Magento Developer who works on Magento 2 on a daily basis? Then our complete list of all Useful SSH CLI commands will come in handy!

By default, Magento 2 comes with multiple Commands. To use any command, simply type that command in the CLI,

php bin/magento help.

You need to run a command for the “Install Extension” in Magento 2. Simply use the below command for that:

php bin/magento module:enable VendorName_ModuleName --clear-static-content
php bin/magento setup:upgrade
php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy -f

Here, VendorName_ModuleName is your Extension Vendor and module name

List of All SSH/CLI Commands

SSH Commands Usage
Available commands:
php bin/magento help Displays help for a command
php bin/magento list Lists commands
php bin/magento admin:user:create Creates an administrator
php bin/magento admin:user:unlock Unlock Admin Account
php bin/magento app:config:dump Create dump of application
php bin/magento app:config:import Import data from shared configuration files to appropriate data storage
php bin/magento app:config:status Checks if config propagation requires update
php bin/magento cache:clean Cleans cache type(s)
php bin/magento cache:disable Disables cache type(s)
php bin/magento cache:enable Enables cache type(s)
php bin/magento cache:flush Flushes cache storage used by cache type(s)
php bin/magento cache:status Checks cache status
php bin/magento catalog:images:resize Creates resized product images
php bin/magento catalog:product:attributes:cleanup Removes unused product attributes.
php bin/magento config:sensitive:set Set sensitive configuration values
php bin/magento config:set Change system configuration
php bin/magento config:show Shows configuration value for given path. If path is not specified, all saved values will be shown
php bin/magento cron:install Generates and installs crontab for current user
php bin/magento cron:remove Removes tasks from crontab
php bin/magento cron:run Runs jobs by schedule
php bin/magento customer:hash:upgrade Upgrade customer's hash according to the latest algorithm
php bin/magento deploy:mode:set Set application mode.
php bin/magento deploy:mode:show Displays current application mode.
php bin/magento dev:di:info Provides information on Dependency Injection configuration for the Command.
php bin/magento dev:profiler:disable Disable the profiler.
php bin/magento dev:profiler:enable Enable the profiler.
php bin/magento dev:query-log:disable Disable DB query logging
php bin/magento dev:query-log:enable Enable DB query logging
php bin/magento dev:source-theme:deploy Collects and publishes source files for theme.
php bin/magento dev:template-hints:disable Disable frontend template hints. A cache flush might be required.
php bin/magento dev:template-hints:enable Enable frontend template hints. A cache flush might be required.
php bin/magento dev:tests:run Runs tests
php bin/magento dev:urn-catalog:generate Generates the catalog of URNs to *.xsd mappings for the IDE to highlight xml.
php bin/magento dev:xml:convert Converts XML file using XSL style sheets
php bin/magento encryption:payment-data:update Re-encrypts encrypted credit card data with latest encryption cipher.
php bin/magento i18n:collect-phrases Discovers phrases in the codebase
php bin/magento i18n:pack Saves language package
php bin/magento i18n:uninstall Uninstalls language packages
php bin/magento indexer:info Shows allowed Indexers
php bin/magento indexer:reindex Reindexes Data
php bin/magento indexer:reset Resets indexer status to invalid
php bin/magento indexer:set-dimensions-mode Set Indexer Dimensions Mode
php bin/magento indexer:set-mode Sets index mode type
php bin/magento indexer:show-dimensions-mode Shows Indexer Dimension Mode
php bin/magento indexer:show-mode Shows Index Mode
php bin/magento indexer:status Shows status of Indexer
php bin/magento info:adminuri Displays the Magento Admin URI
php bin/magento info:backups:list Prints list of available backup files
php bin/magento info:currency:list Displays the list of available currencies
php bin/magento info:dependencies:show-framework Shows number of dependencies on Magento framework
php bin/magento info:dependencies:show-modules Shows number of dependencies between modules
php bin/magento info:dependencies:show-modules-circular Shows number of circular dependencies between modules
php bin/magento info:language:list Displays the list of available language locales
php bin/magento info:timezone:list Displays the list of available timezones
php bin/magento maintenance:allow-ips Sets maintenance mode exempt IPs
php bin/magento maintenance:disable Disables maintenance mode
php bin/magento maintenance:enable Enables maintenance mode
php bin/magento maintenance:status Displays maintenance mode status
php bin/magento module:config:status Checks the modules configuration in the 'app/etc/config.php' file and reports if they are up to date or not
php bin/magento module:disable Disables specified modules
php bin/magento module:enable Enables specified modules
php bin/magento module:status Displays status of modules
php bin/magento module:uninstall Uninstalls modules installed by composer
php bin/magento sampledata:deploy Deploy sample data modules for composer-based Magento installations
php bin/magento sampledata:remove Remove all sample data packages from composer.json
php bin/magento sampledata:reset Reset all sample data modules for re-installation
php bin/magento setup:backup Takes backup of Magento Application code base, media and database
php bin/magento setup:config:set Creates or modifies the deployment configuration
php bin/magento setup:cron:run Runs cron job scheduled for setup application
php bin/magento setup:db-data:upgrade Installs and upgrades data in the DB
php bin/magento setup:db-declaration:generate-patch Generate patch and put it in specific folder.
php bin/magento setup:db-declaration:generate-whitelist Generate whitelist of tables and columns that are allowed to be edited by declaration installer
php bin/magento setup:db-schema:upgrade Installs and upgrades the DB schema
php bin/magento setup:db:status Checks if DB schema or data requires upgrade
php bin/magento setup:di:compile Generates DI configuration and all missing classes that can be auto-generated
php bin/magento setup:install Installs the Magento application
php bin/magento setup:performance:generate-fixtures Generates fixtures
php bin/magento setup:rollback Rolls back Magento Application codebase, media and database
php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy Deploys static view files
php bin/magento setup:store-config:set Installs the store configuration. Deprecated since 2.2.0. Use config:set instead
php bin/magento setup:uninstall Uninstalls the Magento application
php bin/magento setup:upgrade Upgrades the Magento application, DB data, and schema
php bin/magento store:list Displays the list of stores
php bin/magento store:website:list Displays the list of websites
php bin/magento theme:uninstall Uninstalls theme
php bin/magento varnish:vcl:generate php bin/magento Generates Varnish VCL and echos it to the command line


Keep this list handy next time you sit down to code for Magento 2. And if you are a beginner in Magneto 2, we suggest you to get started with this article - How To Create A Simple “Hello World” Module In Magento 2?