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Vex

Yet another vexing Makefile replacement you didn't want nor need.

Vex aims to replace error-prone Makefiles for teams that don't require the full power of make, but need the easy access build scripts.

Vex is toml based, and its syntax is as obvious as possible, so it's really easy to pickup.

Command line helpers come bundled to help you be productive quickly.

Install:

go get github.com/ladydascalie/vex

Usage:

Usage:
  vex [flags]
  vex [command]

Available Commands:
  add         add a new command named into the VexFile
  help        Help about any command
  init        Create a default VexFile
  list        List available commands
  run         Runs a command specified by name

Flags:
  -h, --help   help for vex

Use "vex [command] --help" for more information about a command.

Example VexFile:

[vex]

	# This is the same as a Makefile all command.
	# Commands are comma separated, ex: all = ["cmd1", "cmd2"].	
	all = ["build"]
	# No need to specify the pre and post commands here, they will run regardless.


	# Pre commands run before anything else is ran.
	# You may use this block to perform any initialization you need.
	[[vex.pre]]
	name = "setup"
	desc = "Does x and y"
	runs = "..."

	# Main command block, this is where you should write most commands.
	# For convenience 'vex add command_name' will add new commands in here for you.
	[[vex.cmd]]
	name = "Build"
	desc = "Performs the build tasks"
	runs = '''
		echo "VexFiles support multi-line commands!"
		echo "Hello from the VexFile!"
	'''

	# Post commands will run after everything else has ran.
	# This is where you should write your cleanup scripts if needed.
	[[vex.post]]
	name = "Cleanup"
	desc = "Does x and y to cleanup after itself"
	runs = "..."
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