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List domain name along with app name and owner in `heroku apps` output #278

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@geemus
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geemus commented Apr 3, 2012

@dbrock - I can see how this would be useful, but I don't think this will necessarily get you what you want. In particular it is possible that an app will have multiple domains and this would just list the first one that is attached. Also I'd like to keep things consistent in terms of what gets displayed where. I think perhaps that the better solution would be one in which you could call heroku domains without an app name to get back a list of all domains and apps. I think that is a bit more consistent anyway (but unfortunately I think we'll need to update the API to provide it). What do you think? Also, could you elaborate on your use case and why you are running into this just so I know that I'm not barking up the wrong tree. Thanks!

@dbrock
dbrock commented Apr 13, 2012

That sounds fine too.

My use case:

  1. "I need to change something about the app on http://example.com."
  2. [...types git clone git@heroku.com:...]
  3. "Hmm, I wonder what I named that app..."
  4. "Ah, I’ll use heroku to find out."
  5. ???
  6. Success!

So I guess what I really want is for heroku --app= to be able to accept domain names as well as app names, so that I could just do something like this:

domain=example.com
name=$(heroku info -r --app $domain | grep ^name= | cut -d= -f2-)
git clone git@heroku.com:$name.git

Or even—and omg this would be so awesome—simply this:

heroku clone example.com

Right???????? :DDD

@geemus
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geemus commented Apr 13, 2012

@dbrock - very interesting. Thanks for the additional feedback. I think I will maybe approach this slightly differently than the pull request, but I'll try to get something added in the not too distant future to make this sort of thing easier.

@dbrock
dbrock commented Apr 13, 2012

Cool, thanks! :D I’ll just leave this open then, until you (hopefully) come up with something.

I just noticed that @ddollar made something called heroku clone already (http://github.com/ddollar/heroku-clone). Hmm... Maybe that could become an option to heroku create, instead... heroku create new-app --clone old-app? (I don’t know, just thinking out loud...)

I do think heroku clone my-app as a way to invoke git clone git@heroku.com:my-app.git makes a lot of sense, though; compare, for example, github clone my-app, which does that exact thing. Also there’s a kind of symmetry with heroku create my-app.

Ooooh— we could also make heroku create example.com a shortcut for heroku create example-com; heroku domains:add example.com!! :DDDD

Again, just thinking out loud. :-)

@geemus
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geemus commented Apr 16, 2012

@dbrock - thanks again for the feedback. I think clone working like that could make a lot of sense, and there is an issue related to that here: #255

I'll hopefully revisit the rest of these ideas some time soon (have a couple urgent projects going on right now and will be travelling to/from a conference this week).

@ddollar
ddollar commented Jun 25, 2012

We'll be talking to the API team about accepting domain names for app names. Thanks for the feedback!

@ddollar ddollar closed this Jun 25, 2012
@dbrock
dbrock commented Jun 26, 2012

Cool, I’ll keep an eye out for that. Thanks!

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