I am new to M2, and just adding a new module to a local devbox environment using PhpStorm IDE. I've created the module several ways, rather, several modules, each a different way:

Each time, after I create the module I run:

bin/magento module:status

The module appears as a disabled module, great!

I run: bin/magento module:enable Newvendor_Newmodule

If I rerun module:status it now appears as enabled

I run: bin/magento setup:upgrade

So far so good, but when I look in admin Stores -> Configuration -> Advanced -> Advanced the module is NOT in the list... what?

I have cleared cache (several times), disabled the modules, re-enabled them, created new ones... I cannot figure out why they do not appear in admin, but the magento CI "sees" them?

I noticed this while I was trying to debug a simple M2 Frontend Controller Tutorial from Alan Storm. It seems like I must be doing something wrong, but I'm not sure what?

Example of Module contents (inside of app/code/Vendor/Testmodule/)




<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Module/etc/module.xsd">
<module name="Vendor_Testmodule" setup_version="0.0.1" >

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Finally realized what was causing this issue... it is sync related and is documented in this devbox issue https://github.com/magento/magento2devbox-web/issues/79

I tried the solution by @raybogman and that resolved it. I did have to clean out the other files in the .unison directory before I made the watch = false change (don't delete the .prf file)

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