(R)?ex the friendly automation framework



The Rex-1.10.0 release is now available on CPAN (changelog). Apart from documentation updates and bug fixes, it adds initial package glob support, and an on_change hook for the mkdir command.


The Rex-1.9.0 release is now available on CPAN, and it adds a new feature flag to force writing UTF-8 encoded files, documents configuration options, and fixes bugs.


The Rex-1.8.2 release is now available on CPAN, fixing a bug related to task hooks.


The Rex-1.8.1 release is now available on CPAN, improving release automation, packaging, and documentation.


The Rex-1.8.0 release is now available on CPAN, adding initial support to manage Void Linux systems.



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Rex is a pure open source project, you can find community support in the following places:

Professional support is also available.

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Get Rex


The recommended way to get Rex is to install it from CPAN into your user account's own Perl environment (managed by e.g. local::lib, Perlbrew or similar). You can simply use your preferred client, for example:

$ cpanm Rex

While it's possible to install Rex system-wide from CPAN, for that use case you might be interested in checking out packages for your operating system.

Package managers

Official packages

Rex is distributed via package managers for many different operating systems. The Repology page of Rex is perhaps the most complete and up-to-date list of available Rex packages.

We encourage you to help those package management projects to distribute Rex. We are happy to support the process, so feel free to get us involved too.

Community packages

If you maintain a repository or an overlay which includes Rex for your distribution, and you would like to get it listed here, just let us know.

Installing from source

You can clone our GitHub repository to install Rex from source. Development is done in the master branch, and we also tag each release there. Installing from source requires Dist::Zilla:

$ git clone https://github.com/RexOps/Rex.git
$ cd Rex
$ cpanm Dist::Zilla
$ dzil authordeps --missing | cpanm
$ dzil listdeps --missing | cpanm
$ dzil install

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