Provided by: rex_1.8.1-1_all bug


       Rex - the friendly automation framework


       Rex is an automation framework that is friendly to any combinations of local and remote
       execution, push and pull style of management, or imperative and declarative approach.

       Its flexibility makes it a great fit for many different use cases, but most commonly Rex
       is used to automate application deployment and data center infrastructure management


           bash# rex -h                      # Show usage
           bash# rex -T                      # List tasks
           bash# rex uname                   # Run the 'uname' task
           bash# rex -H server[01..10] uname # Run the 'uname' task on all the specified hosts
           bash# rex -G production uname     # Run 'uname' on hosts on the 'production' hostgroup
           bash# rex deploy --gracefully     # Pass '--gracefully' to the 'deploy' task


           rex [<options>] [-H <host>] [-G <group>] <task> [<task-options>]
           rex -T[m|y|v] [<string>]

           -b     Run batch
           -e     Run the given code fragment
           -E     Execute a task on the given environment
           -G|-g  Execute a task on the given server groups
           -H     Execute a task on the given hosts (space delimited)
           -z     Execute a task on hosts from this command's output

           -K     Public key file for the ssh connection
           -P     Private key file for the ssh connection
           -p     Password for the ssh connection
           -u     Username for the ssh connection

           -d     Show debug output
           -ddd   Show more debug output (includes profiling output)
           -m     Monochrome output: no colors
           -o     Output format
           -q     Quiet mode: no log output
           -qw    Quiet mode: only output warnings and errors
           -Q     Really quiet: output nothing

           -T     List tasks
           -Ta    List all tasks, including hidden
           -Tm    List tasks in machine-readable format
           -Tv    List tasks verbosely
           -Ty    List tasks in YAML format

           -c     Turn cache ON
           -C     Turn cache OFF
           -f     Use this file instead of Rexfile
           -F     Force: disregard lock file
           -h     Display this help message
           -M     Load this module instead of Rexfile
           -O     Pass additional options, like CMDB path
           -s     Use sudo for every command
           -S     Password for sudo
           -t     Number of threads to use (aka 'parallelism' param)
           -v     Display (R)?ex version


       When you run "rex" it reads the file "Rexfile" in the current working directory. A Rexfile
       consists of 2 major parts: Configuration and Task Definitions.

       Simple Authentication

           user "bruce";
           password "batman";

       Key Authentication

           private_key "/path/to/your/private/key.file";
           public_key "/path/to/your/public/key.file";

       Define Logging

           logging to_file => "rex.log";
           logging to_syslog => "local0";

       Group your servers

       Rex gives you the ability to define groups of servers. Groups can be defined the Rexfile:

           group "frontends" => "frontend01", "frontend02", "frontend03", "frontend04", "frontend[05..09]";

       Groups can also be defined in a server.ini file:


   Other Configuration
           timeout 10;    # ssh timeout
           parallelism 2; # execute tasks in parallel

   Defining tasks
       A basic task looks like this:

           # task description
           desc "This task tells you how long since the server was rebooted";

           # task definition
           task "shortname", sub {
               say run "uptime";

       You can also set a default server group:

           desc "This is a long description of a task";
           task "shortname", group => "frontends", sub {
               say run "uptime";