Installing Terminus on Ubuntu 18.04.4

The Terminus command-line tool of can easily be installed on Ubuntu 18.04.4 (Bionic Beaver).

Install the dependencies and requirements, since Terminus is written in PHP scripting language, the minimum version requirement 5.6 running it on PHP v7.3 is much faster.

The PHP extensions needed are:

  • curl
  • cli
  • mbstring
  • xml

PHP v7.3

sudo -A add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php -y;
sudo apt-get update

Dependencies and Requirements

sudo apt-get install curl php7.3 php7.3-curl php7.3-cli php7.3-mbstring php7.3-xml git unzip -y

Composer (skip if the machine in use has a prior composer installed.)

curl -sS -o composer-setup.php
php composer-setup.php --filename=composer
sudo mv composer /usr/local/bin/composer

Install Terminus via Composer

composer require pantheon-systems/terminus

Then in order that terminus can be executed on all folders, create a symlink that can be accessed.

sudo ln -s /home/vagrant/vendor/pantheon-systems/terminus/bin/terminus  /usr/local/bin/terminus

Test that it is properly installed

terminus -v


terminus auth:login --machine-token=‹machine-token›