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repl(1) -- sometimes you just need a repl

repl is an interactive program which tenderly wraps another, non-interactive program.

For example:

$ repl redis-cli
>> set name chris
OK
>> get name
chris
>> info
redis_version:1.000
uptime_in_seconds:182991
uptime_in_days:2
.. etc ..

Or:

$ repl gem
>> --version
1.3.5
>> search yajl

*** LOCAL GEMS ***

yajl-ruby (0.6.7)
>> search yajl -r

*** REMOTE GEMS ***

brianmario-yajl-ruby (0.6.3)
filipegiusti-yajl-ruby (0.6.4)
jdg-yajl-ruby (0.5.12)
oortle-yajl-ruby (0.5.8)
yajl-ruby (0.6.7)

Or even:

$ repl git
>> branch
  gh-pages
* master
>> tag
rm
v0.1.0
v0.1.1
v0.1.2
v0.1.3
>> tag -d rm
Deleted tag 'rm'
>> pwd
git: 'pwd' is not a git-command. See 'git --help'.

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  add

If you have rlwrap(1) installed you'll get the full benefits of readline: history, reverse searches, etc.

Install

Standalone

repl is easily installed as a standalone script:

export REPL_BIN=~/bin/repl
curl -s http://github.com/defunkt/repl/raw/latest/bin/repl > $REPL_BIN
chmod 755 $REPL_BIN

Change $REPL_BIN to your desired location and have at! (Just make sure it's in your $PATH.)

RubyGems

repl can also be installed as a RubyGem:

$ gem install repl -s http://gemcutter.org/

Contributing

Once you've made your great commits:

  1. Fork repl
  2. Create a topic branch - git checkout -b my_branch
  3. Push to your branch - git push origin my_branch
  4. Create an Issue with a link to your branch
  5. That's it!

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Author

Chris Wanstrath :: chris@ozmm.org :: @defunkt

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