Join GitHub today
GitHub is home to over 20 million developers working together to host and review code, manage projects, and build software together.
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
|Failed to load latest commit information.|
Fabric is a Python (2.5 or higher) library and command-line tool for streamlining the use of SSH for application deployment or systems administration tasks. It provides a basic suite of operations for executing local or remote shell commands (normally or via ``sudo``) and uploading/downloading files, as well as auxiliary functionality such as prompting the running user for input, or aborting execution. Typical use involves creating a Python module containing one or more functions, then executing them via the ``fab`` command-line tool. Below is a small but complete "fabfile" containing a single task:: from fabric.api import run def host_type(): run('uname -s') Once a task is defined, it may be run on one or more servers, like so:: $ fab -H localhost,linuxbox host_type [localhost] run: uname -s [localhost] out: Darwin [linuxbox] run: uname -s [linuxbox] out: Linux Done. Disconnecting from localhost... done. Disconnecting from linuxbox... done. In addition to use via the ``fab`` tool, Fabric's components may be imported into other Python code, providing a Pythonic interface to the SSH protocol suite at a higher level than that provided by e.g. the ``ssh`` library (which Fabric itself uses.)