(R)?ex the friendly automation framework



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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Thanks to the support from their amazing team, Rex is now listed on StackShare.



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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 an 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 | cpanm
$ dzil listdeps | cpanm
$ dzil install

Some of the optional dependencies might not be available on all platforms, but to install them as well, use this command:

dzil listdeps --suggests | cpanm

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