Rootconf 2012

Let there be sysadmins

Fabric - Sysadmin Swiss knife

Submitted by Kracekumar R (@kracekumar) on Apr 18, 2012

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Basic usage of Fabric for deploying websites.
Carrying out system administration task with Fabric.
Different usecases of Fabric


Fabric is a Python (2.5 or higher) library and command-line tool for streamlining the use of SSH for application deployment or systems administration tasks.

It provides a basic suite of operations for executing local or remote shell commands (normally or via sudo) and uploading/downloading files, as well as auxiliary functionality such as prompting the running user for input, or aborting execution.


Basic Python knowledge.
Linux commands knowledge

Speaker bio

I am kracekumar, Pythonista, GNU/Linux freak, Hacker. I work for IBM India Pvt Ltd.,

@kracetheking in twitter