To get the database name of the current installation Drupal, do the followings: cd to the installation directory of your Drupal. Run drush status | grep 'Database name' | cut -d':' -f2 | xargs Drupal About the author Xuan Ngo is the founder of OpenWritings.net. He currently lives in Montreal, Canada. He loves to write about programming and open source subjects. View the discussion thread.