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rush – manage your unix systems with pure Ruby

rush is a unix integration library and an interactive shell which uses pure Ruby syntax. Walk directory trees; create, copy, search, and destroy files; find and kill processes - everything you'd normally do with shell commands, now in the strict and elegant world of Ruby.

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Install

Install v.0.6.8 from rubygems.org ~ no longer maintained

sudo gem install rush

Install last stable version (yes, it named rush2 and I know that it's ugly, but still):

sudo gem install rush2

Or for the bleeding edge:

git clone git://github.com/s-mage/rush.git
cd rush
gem build *.gemspec
sudo gem install *.gem

If you want the development version, you will need the development headers for ruby (eg. ruby-dev in most package managers) and change that last command to:

git clone git://github.com/s-mage/rush.git
cd rush
bundle install     # to get the dependencies
rake spec          # to run the tests
rake rdoc          # to generate a local copy of the docs from your sourcetree (optional)

sudo rake install  # install your default gem location

To uninstall

sudo gem uninstall rush

Usage

Count the number of classes in your project using bash:

find myproj -name \*.rb | xargs grep '^\s*class' | wc -l

In rush, this is:

myproj['**/*.rb'].search(/^\s*class/).lines.size

Pesky stray mongrels? In bash:

kill `ps aux | grep mongrel_rails | grep -v grep | cut -c 10-20`

In rush:

processes.filter(:cmdline => /mongrel_rails/).kill

As a library

require 'rubygems'
require 'rush'

file = Rush['/tmp/myfile']
file.write "hello"
puts file.contents
file.destroy

puts Rush.my_process.pid
puts Rush.processes.size
puts Rush.bash("echo SHELL COMMAND | tr A-Z a-z")
puts Rush.launch_dir['*.rb'].search(/Rush/).entries.inspect

Invoking the shell

Run the “rush” binary to enter the interactive shell.

Remote access and clustering

rush can control any number of remote machines from a single location. Copy files or directories between servers as seamlessly as if it was all local.

Example of remote access:

local = Rush::Box.new('localhost')
remote = Rush::Box.new('my.remote.server.com')
local_dir = local['/Users/adam/myproj/']
remote_dir = remote['/home/myproj/app/']

local_dir.copy_to remote_dir
remote_dir['**/.svn/'].each { |d| d.destroy }

Clustering:

local_dir = Rush::Box.new('localhost')['/Users/adam/server_logs/'].create
servers = %w(www1 www2 www3).map { |n| Rush::Box.new(n) }
servers.each { |s| s['/var/log/nginx/access.log'].copy_to local_dir["#{s.host}_access.log"] }

Reference

For more details on syntax and commands, see:

  • Rush

  • Rush::Entry

  • Rush::File

  • Rush::Dir

  • Rush::Commands

  • Rush::Box

  • Rush::Process

Meta

What follows is the meta from the original project, which is no longer maintained. The mailinglist is still functional and the new website for this fork is: github.com/s-mage/rush

Created by Adam Wiggins

Patches contributed by Chihiro Ito, Gabriel Ware, Michael Schutte, Ricardo Chimal Jr., and Nicholas Schlueter, Pedro Belo, and Martin Kuehl

Logo by James Lindenbaum

Now maintained by Sergey Smagin. Ask me if something is unclear: smaginsergey1310@gmail.com

Released under the MIT License: www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php

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