This has always bugged me, you can’t easily download Drupal to your current directory using drush. After a quick search I found this issue - https://drupal.org/node/495438
The following command works well -
drush dl -d --destination=".." --drupal-project-rename="$(basename `pwd`)"
So what’s it doing?
- —destination - specifies where to download Drupal to
- —drupal-project-rename - renames the downloaded directory to your current directory