CAP(1) BSD General Commands Manual CAP(1)NAME
cap -- Ruby on Rails web applications deployment utility
cap [options] args
capify [options] args
Capistrano is a utility for deploying web applications.
For more information about the cap and capify commands you can use their --h flag. There is also online documentation available at
SEE ALSO rails(1)ruby(1)HISTORY
Capistrano was originally called SwitchTower. The name was changed in March 2006 in response to a trademark conflict.
Capistrano was created by Jamis Buck <firstname.lastname@example.org> and
David Heinemeier Hansson <email@example.com>
BSD September 18, 2006 BSD
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CAPISTRANO(1) General Commands Manual CAPISTRANO(1)NAME
cap -- cap is an utlity to invoke capistrano tasks.
cap <command> [options]
Capistrano is a utility and framework for executing commands in parallel on multiple remote machines, via SSH. It uses a simple DSL (bor-
rowed in part from Rake, http://rake.rubyforge.org/) that allows you to define _tasks_, which may be applied to machines in certain roles.
It also supports tunneling connections via some gateway machine to allow operations to be performed behind VPN's and firewalls.
Capistrano was originally designed to simplify and automate deployment of web applications to distributed environments, and originally came
bundled with a set of tasks designed for deploying Rails applications. The deployment tasks are now (as of Capistrano 2.0) opt-in and
require clients to explicitly put "load 'deploy'" in their recipes.
Capistrano is a self-documenting program by giving you an extensive help listing for each command. If you think that this manual page is
outdated, simply running
Capistrano is "opinionated software", which means it has very firm ideas about how things ought to be done, and tries to force those ideas
on you. Some of the assumptions behind these opinions are:
* You are using SSH to access the remote servers.
* You either have the same password to all target machines, or you have public keys in place to allow passwordless access to them.
Do not expect these assumptions to change.
Capistrano is extensible configurable, and it has the following configuration options:
Displays help (if available) for the task.
Always use default config, even with -f.
A recipe file to load. May be given more than once.
Explain these options.
Display this help message.
Immediately prompt for the password.
Make the output as quiet as possible.
Set a variable before the recipes are loaded.
Set a variable after the recipes are loaded.
List all tasks in the loaded recipe files.
Display the Capistrano version, and exit.
Be more verbose. May be given more than once.
Don't load the system config file (capistrano.conf)
Don't load the user config file (.caprc)
This manual page was written by Leandro Nunes dos Santos firstname.lastname@example.org for the Debian system (but may be used by others).
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any
later version published by the Free Software Foundation.
On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.