Powify is a management tool for Pow by 37 signals. It allows you to easily install, update, and manage pow and pow applications seamlessly. To get started, read the installation section below.
Install powify using the
gem install powify
Powify assumes that your current working directory has the same basename as Pow app. For example, if my site was in:
Powify would expect the name of the Pow app to also be
my_site (the name of the symlink). This is the default behavior if you just use the command
powify create. However, it's feasible that you would want a different name that the folder. If this is the case, you'll always need to specify the name of the application like this:
powify restart foo powify destroy foo powify move foo new_foo
Q: But Seth, why don't you just search the
~/.pow directory and grab the symlink that points to the current directory?
A: Because it's inefficient and it could cause a problem if the same Pow apps are symlinked multiple times under different names, Powify could accidentally perform an operation on the wrong one.
Q: Why don't you just add a hidden file to the project directory when someone creates the app, then you'll know what the symlinked is named.
A: What happens when the same app is symlinked multiple times under a different name? I also hate when applications create files randomly on my hard drive.
SERVER COMMANDS powify server install install pow server powify server reinstall reinstall pow server powify server update update pow server powify server uninstall uninstall pow server powify server list list all pow apps powify server start start the pow server powify server stop stop the pow server powify server restart restart the pow server powify server host adds all pow apps to /etc/hosts file powify server unhost removes all pow apps from /etc/hosts file powify server status print the current server status powify server config print the current server configuration powify server logs tails the pow server logs UTILS COMMANDS powify utils install install powify.dev server management tool powify utils reinstall reinstall powify.dev server management tool powify utils uninstall uninstall powify.dev server management tool APP COMMANDS powify create [NAME] creates a pow app from the current directory powify destroy [NAME] destroys the pow app linked to the current directory powify restart [NAME] restarts the pow app linked to the current directory powify always_restart [NAME] reload the pow app after each request powify always_restart_off [NAME] do not reload the pow app after each request powify rename [NAME] rename the pow app to [NAME] powify rename [OLD] [NEW] rename the pow app [OLD] to [NEW] powify environment [ENV] run the this pow app in a different environment (aliased `env`) powify browse [NAME] opens and navigates the default browser to this app powify xip [NAME] opens and navigates the default browser to this app on xip.io powify logs [NAME] tail the application logs
The server commands for
stop only stop the Pow process. They do not modify the existing firewall rules. If you need to disable the firewall rules, please
install to re-activate.
If you would like to contribute, fork and send me a pull request.