So you have a handful of commands you execute weekly on multiple Linux servers. You run these commands by opening a SSH tool like Putty, logging into the server, and then executing the commands.
- ls /tmp/dropfolder
- tail -10 /tmp/dropfolder/log1
With Fabric, you can bundle these commands and many others in a Fabric command file call fabfile.py. Below is an example fabfile.py file containing just 1 task that will run (fabric.operations.run) the commands above.
from fabric.api import run def dailycommands(): run ("ls /tmp/dropfolder") run("tail -10 /tmp/dropfolder/log1")
You can then execute this file via the command line on 1 or multiple hosts with ease.
- fab -f fabfile.py -H host1,host2,host3 dailycommands
There are many many other things you can do with Fabric, so give it a try!