(R)?ex the friendly automation framework



Rex-1.14.3 is now available on CPAN. It contains bug fixes for local package installation, command existence checks, and Git tests.


The Rex-1.14.2 release is now available on CPAN. It contains bug fixes for running local commands on Windows, cloning git repositories, and test suite fixes for the upcoming perl-5.38.0 release.

Call for papers TPRC 2023

Dean Hamstead from the The Perl and Raku Foundation Marketing Committee has sent an invitation to present about Rex at TPRC 2023. I’m posting it here to increase visibility.


The Rex-1.14.1 release is now available on CPAN. It contains bug fixes and documentation updates.


The Rex-1.14.0 release is now available on CPAN. It contains improved Rexfile loading, documentation updates, and bumps the minimum required Perl version to 5.12.5.


Learning automation using Rex

Ferenc Erki (FErki) will be the guest of Gábor Szabó on the next Code Maven live stream to learn about automation using Rex. Register for the free event via Code Maven or Meetup, and join the discussion!

Unexpected use cases with Rex

Unexpected use cases with Rex at the 22nd German Perl/Raku Workshop 2020 in Erlangen by Ferenc Erki (FErki).

Rex & Friends

Rex & Friends talk at the Barcelona Perl & Friends 2019 by Ferenc Erki (FErki).

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Contribute to (R)?ex

There is no company behind (R)?ex. As a free and open source project, it is developed by volunteers around the globe. Every contribution is welcome.

Code and documentation

If you would like to contribute code or documentation to (R)?ex, please read our Contributing guide.


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Since (R)?ex is completely developed by volunteers, there is no guarantee that a specific feature will be released at a defined date. If you need a specific feature, you can sponsor it, so we may focus our efforts on that feature. Those sponsored features will also be released under the same license as (R)?ex itself, to guarantee that it will be maintained like any other feature. Please contact us for further details.

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