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The Dev tools app provides developers with a number of useful options, including

  • Reloading i18n properties files.
  • Backup of individual modules and repositories.
  • Forced re-extraction of a module's files.

The app is accessible in Dev > Dev tools.


The Dev tools app is a 4.5 legacy app installed by the UI AdminCentral module. The Dev app group that this app belongs to is only available to the superuser role. This is configured in the app launcher layout. The app is configured at Configuration > /modules/ui-admincentral/apps/devTools.

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