(R)?ex the friendly automation framework



The Rex-1.7.0 release is now available on CPAN.

Deprecating official Rex packages

As part of our efforts to simplify maintenance around RexOps projects, we have decided to stop building Rex packages on our side. We recommend relying on OS packages maintained by the various distributions in their respective upstream repositories, or to install Rex from CPAN.

Post-migration updates & clean-up

Over the course of the past weeks many clean-ups have been done, reaping the benefits provided by our new Statocles-based site:

New site engine for rexify.org

After months of work on a new site backend, we reached the MVP today for our site to be switched over to a new engine: from now on, our site will be maintained using the static site generator Statocles.



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This module doesn't use rsync, so it works with sudo and Windows, too. And it is also possible to use it with templates. If a file should be used as a template, you have to name it somefile.ext.tpl.

⁠task "prepare", "mysystem01", sub {
⁠    # upload directory recursively to remote system.    sync_up "/local/directory", "/remote/directory";
⁠    sync_up "/local/directory", "/remote/directory", {
⁠        # setting custom file permissions for every file        files => {
⁠            owner => "foo",
⁠            group => "bar",
⁠            mode  => 600,
⁠        },
⁠        # setting custom directory permissions for every directory        directories => {
⁠            owner => "foo",
⁠            group => "bar",
⁠            mode  => 700,
⁠        },
⁠    };
⁠    # download a directory recursively from the remote system to the local machine    sync_down "/remote/directory", "/local/directory";

To get a list of all returned information:

use Data::Dumper;
⁠my %hw_info = Rex::Hardware->get(qw/VirtInfo/);
⁠print Dumper( \%hw_info );

To get the hypervisor:

⁠task "info", "mysystem01", sub {
⁠    my %hw_info = Rex::Hardware->get(qw/VirtInfo/);
⁠    say "Role: " . $hw_info{VirtInfo}->{virtualization_role};
⁠    say "Type: " . $hw_info{VirtInfo}->{virtualization_type};




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