[development] An automated way of locating unused modules?

Cameron Eagans cweagans at gmail.com
Sun Jan 9 19:26:30 UTC 2011

I don't think you'd even need a module to do this. You can get a list of
currently used modules by doing:

SELECT name FROM system WHERE type='module' AND status='1';

You could likely write a quick script to compare the list returned by that
SQL statement to your modules list.


On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 12:04, James Benstead <james.benstead at gmail.com>wrote:

> Originally posted to http://drupal.org/node/1017416:
> I have a list of 60+ modules that I download, via drush, to each new Drupal
>> site that I build. I then enable whatever modules are needed for the
>> specific site I'm working on as I carry out the build.
>> This means that once the site is launched, there may be modules that are
>> not being called by Drupal core but that are still enabled and/or installed.
>> Is there an automated way - a specific module, for example - that will
>> tell me which of the modules that are enabled on a site are being called by
>> Drupal core?
>> Secondly, is there any performance implication for having lots of modules
>> installed on a site if they are not enabled?
> The answer to the second question seems to be "no". And It doesn't seem
> that such a module does exist - would it be technically possible to write
> this module for D6?
> --Jim
> --
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