ext - command-line ter client
- Author: Elmar Hinz email@example.com
- Homepage: http://t3elmar.github.com/Ext/
- Version: 1.4.x
- Stability: Alpha/Usable
- License: MIT
- Last update: See ChangeLog
- OS: POSIX i.e. Mac OS X, Unix, Linux, BSD
- The dependencies have their own licenses and are not part of this program
cd typo3conf/ext/myextension ext version '1.2.3' ext comment 'my upload comment' ext user 'littleidiot' ext upload 'mypassword'
... but there is a lot more ...
I suggest to use copy and paste, all at once.
# 1.) install Cool git clone https://github.com/t3elmar/Cool.git # 2.) install 2 modules cd Cool/Modules git clone https://github.com/etobi/Typo3ExtensionUtils.git git clone https://github.com/t3elmar/Ext.git # 3.) make both executable and install an alias named ext chmod +x Typo3ExtensionUtils/bin/t3xutils.phar chmod +x Ext/bin/ext Ext/bin/ext install
The advantage with git is, that you can simply update with pull requests and change back to an older version, if anything breaks.
With wget and tar
I suggest to use copy and paste, all at once.
# 1.) install Cool wget https://github.com/t3elmar/Cool/tarball/master -O cool.tgz tar xzf cool.tgz mv t3elmar-* Cool rm cool.tgz # 2.) install 2 modules cd Cool/Modules/ wget https://github.com/etobi/Typo3ExtensionUtils/tarball/master -O t3eu.tgz tar xzf t3eu.tgz mv etobi-* Typo3ExtensionUtils rm t3eu.tgz wget https://github.com/t3elmar/Ext/tarball/master -O ext.tgz tar xzf ext.tgz mv t3elmar-* Ext rm ext.tgz # 3.) make both executable and install an alias named ext chmod +x Typo3ExtensionUtils/bin/t3xutils.phar chmod +x Ext/bin/ext Ext/bin/ext install
ext comment => get the upload comment ext comment 'my text here' => set the upload comment ext description => get the description ext description 'my text here' => set the description ext help => this help ext install => support to install ext property mykey => get a property (alias get) ext property mykey myvalue => set a property (alias set) ext show => show settings (alias info) ext state => get the state ext state alpha => set the state to alpha ext ter => nothing happens ext ter info ext_key => get extension info ext ter info ext_key xx.xx.xx => get extension info for version xx.xx.xx ext upload 'password' => upload extension ext user => get the TER username ext user myname => set the TER username ext version => get the version ext version xx.xx.xx => set the extension version xx.xx.xx
Why to use it?
Once you are used to it, it is much faster, to upload extensions from command-line.
You can make the extension upload to TER a part of your testing and deployment scripts.
You are independent form any installed TYPO3 instance.
In a typical vagrant development environments you run TYPO3 in virtual machines,
while you edit the code directly on the host, that is mounted into the machines.
In example only the folder typ3conf is accessible from the host's side.
In that case you still can use
ext to upload your extensions without having a
TYPO3 installed on the host itself.
Synchronize your docs
You can set the same version into your docs, which appears in TER. The classical
uploader sets the version during upload and your docs version is behind. With
ext the setting of the version and the upload are two different steps.
You can render your docs with a private script in between with the selected version.
A command to install the version from
ext_emconf.php into manual.sxw isn't available
yet. It would be an idea for a module.
How does it work?
The ter upload
It is important to understand, that
ext stores the ter user name,
the ter version and the ter upload comment into
of the given extension. Once all is prepared to your liking,
it is a short call to upload:
ext upload 'password'
In this sense ext is also an editor of
ext_emconf.php and you may use it
to edit other properties.
Ext magically detects, when you are inside an extension, even if you work in
a subdirectory of it. It knows the path to
If you are not inside an extension, you get an error message.
This behaviour is called extension context awareness.
For scripting it means, that you must first
cd into the extension.
Features, that are not extension context aware, don't require to be inside an extension. Examples are the commands to fetch general informations from TER
ext ter info 'ext_key' ext ter info 'ext_key' 'xx.xx.xx'
How to use it?
Example of an upload session
cd typo3conf/ext/myextension ext show ext user 'littleidiot' ext version '1.12.7' ext show ext comment 'just a bugfix release' ext upload 'topsecret'
Now the user is set to
ext_emconf.php. The next time you can do:
ext version '1.12.8' ext upload 'topsecret'
In this case the upload comment stays the same.
Mind to use singlequotes, wherever you have special characters or whitespace in your strings, especially for the password.
- Document how to contribute modules.
- Interactive password input.
- Add more TER features.
- Add extension mangager features.
- Test it on windows.
Did you manage to get
Contribute your success story: https://github.com/t3elmar/Ext/wiki/Success-Stories
- MIT license - much freedom
- Independence from T3 core libraries
- Small footprint
- Modular system to enable contribution and customization
- Human orientated interface free of hypen pararmeters
- Pull requests
- Modules, that extend the functionality
Thank you for supporting
ext. Have fun with it!