Enabling / downloading modules and themes using shell or putty in linux

You can directly download module or theme from your ssh or putty. 1) Go to modules directory of your drupal installation. E.g:- cd sites/all/modules 2). Download archive using wget command: wget http://ftp.drupal.org/files/projects/image-6.x-1.0-beta5.tar.gz 3). Uncompress archive: tar zxvf image-6.x-1.0-beta5.tar.gz 4). Delete/Remove archive: rm -rf image-6.x-1.0-beta5.tar.gz 5)Confirm your module is there:- ls -a Note: the module image-6.x-1.0-beta5.tar.gz is taken here as example please check the current version and or substitute with your preferred module. You can do same for themes also.