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Happy 10th birthday, Rex!

The Rex-1.13.1 release is now available on CPAN. It is focusing on CMDB bugfixes and documentation, while also fixing a missing feature flag. Upgrade is recommended for all users.


The Rex-1.13.0 release is now available on CPAN. It adds on_no_change hooks for file management commands to trigger further actions when files are left unchanged. Upgrade is recommended for all users.


The Rex-1.12.2 release is now available on CPAN. It fixes various regressions, as well as bugs around file management. Upgrade is highly recommended for all users.


The Rex-1.12.1 release is now available on CPAN. It adds documentation for feature flags, and fixes a release packaging issue.


The Rex-1.12.0 release is now available on CPAN. It adds support for local rsync operations, improves tab completion for Bash and Zsh, and fixes related bugs. It also discontinues support for running Rex on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and older versions since both mainstream and extended support has already ended for these products.



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Release notes for 0.19


# define default frontend group containing only testwww01 group frontend => "testwww01";

# define live environment, with different user/password # and a frontend server group containing www01, www02 and www03 environment live => sub { user "root"; password "livefoo"; pass_auth;

group frontend =&gt; "<span class="hljs-string">www01</span>", "<span class="hljs-string">www02</span>", "<span class="hljs-string">www03</span>";


# define stage environment with default user and password, but with # an own frontend group containing only stagewww01 environment stage => sub { group frontend => "stagewww01"; };

task "prepare", group => "frontend", sub { say run "hostname"; };

-   Calling *rex prepare* will execute on testwww01 with root/foobar credentials
-   Calling *rex -E live prepare* will execute on www01, www02, www03 with root/livefoo credentials
-   Calling *rex -E stage prepare* will execute on stagewww01 with root/foobar credentials

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