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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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The Rex-1.11.0 release is now available on CPAN. It enhances the behaviour of sysctl and file management, fixes bugs about group management and OpenSSH connection options, and clarifies quite a bit of documentation.



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Release notes for 0.41


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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