Why Rules for Bash?
… because it's cool!
Yruba provides a rule system similar to
ant for the shell. Compared to
there is no hairy mix of syntaxes, because everything is written
in shell syntax. Compared to
ant you don't have
to rely on the
ant developers to reinvent all the
wheels that are so easily available from the shell. Compared to
both, there is a clear separation between
- a list of dependencies that must be up-to-date before the current task can be performed,
- an explicit test that checks whether the target is really out-of-date, and
- a command that finally makes the target.
Despite the name I would like
yruba to work with
POSIX shells. The current version is being developed with bash. I
invite you to send me patches that remove dependence on specific
There is nothing to install, really. Just download the script into a file called
yruba, change the access rights to executable and run
it. If you are running a Debian based system, you may prefer the
debian package. In addition
to the script, it also contains the html documentation for offline