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    Node.js Mecano

    Mecano gather a set of functions usually used during system deployment. Documentation is available on the project website.

    Functions include "chmod", "chown", "copy", "download", "execute", "extract", "git", "ini", "krb5_ktadd", "krb5_addprinc", "krb5_delprinc", "ldap_acl", "ldap_index", "ldap_schema", "link", "mkdir", "move", "remove", "render", "service", "touch", "upload" and "file". They all share common usages and philosophies:

    • Run seamlessly both locally and remotely over SSH.
    • Each action report if it had an effect.
    • Common behavior and API between actions: same action signature with options followed by callback; similar options properties; same callback signature with an error followed the number of affected actions.
    • Run one or multiple actions depending on option argument being an object or an array of objects.
    • Optmized for ease of use and checking over performance.
    • Full test coverage.


    npm install mecano


    For the tests to execute successfully, you must:

    • be online (attempt to fetch an ftp file)
    • be able to ssh yourself (eg ssh $(whoami)@localhost) without a password
    # run all tests 
    npm test
    # or a subset 
    npm run coffee && mocha test/api

    Some of the tests require a specific environment. You are encouraged to customize which tests you wish to run and to use docker container.

    To filter and configure your tests, you can either create a "" at the root of this project or point the "MECANO_TEST" environment variable to such a file. You can use the file "" as a starting point.

    There are tests prepared to run on CentOS and Ubuntu using docker. Goto to one of the docker directory and run docker-compose, here's an example to run tests on CentOS:

    cd docker/centos7 # or centos6
    # Run all tests
    docker-compose up --abort-on-container-exit
    # Enter bash console
    docker-compose run --rm nodejs
    # Run a subset of the tests
    docker-compose run --rm nodejs test/core


    npm i mecano

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