rush v0.5


Fri Jan 02 16:24:41 -0800 2009

The latest release of rush sports a handful of convenience methods on the top-level module for local access:

Rush['/etc/hosts'].read    # read from an arbitrary file path
Rush.processes.size        # number of local processes
Rush.my_process.mem        # memory use of the current process
Rush.launch_dir            # equivalent of Dir.pwd
Rush.bash "rake -T"        # like backticks, but throws exception on error

In practice, I’ve found rush to be more useful for manipulating a local machine (files, processes) than a remote one, so these additions reflects a subtle shift in the emphasis of the library.

As always, “gem install rush” to grab the latest stable version, or go bleeding edge.