Changelog

1.10.2 2015-06-19

  • [Bug] #1273: Fix issue with ssh/config not having a cross-platform default path. Thanks to @SamuelMarks for catch & patch.
  • [Bug] #1286: (also #971, #1032) Recursively unwrap decorators instead of only unwrapping a single decorator level, when obtaining task docstrings. Thanks to Avishai Ish-Shalom for the original report & Max Kovgan for the patch.
  • [Bug] #1289: Fix “NameError: free variable referenced before assignment in enclosing scope”. Thanks to @SamuelMarks for catch & patch.
  • [Bug] #980: (also #1312) Redirect output of cd to /dev/null so users enabling bash’s CDPATH (or similar features in other shells) don’t have polluted output captures. Thanks to Alex North-Keys for the original report & Steve Ivy for the fix.
  • [Bug] #1305: (also #1313) Fix a couple minor issues with the operation of & demo code for the JobQueue class. Thanks to @dioh and Horst Gutmann for the report & Cameron Lane for the patch.
  • [Bug] #1318: Update functionality added in #1213 so abort error messages don’t get printed twice (once by us, once by sys.exit) but the annotated exception error message is retained. Thanks to Felix Almeida for the report.

1.10.1 2014-12-19

  • [Bug] #1226: Update get to ensure that env.user has access to tempfiles before changing permissions. Also corrected permissions from 404 to 0400 to match comment. Patch by Curtis Mattoon; original report from Daniel Watkins.
  • [Support] #1229: Add some missing API doc hyperlink references. Thanks to Tony Narlock.
  • [Support] #958: Remove the Git SHA portion of our version string generation; it was rarely useful & occasionally caused issues for users with non-Git-based source checkouts.
  • [Bug] #1180: Fix issue with unicode steam outputs crashing if stream encoding type is None. Thanks to @joekiller for catch & patch.
  • [Bug] #1228: Update the CommandTimeout class so it has a useful str instead of appearing blank when caught by Fabric’s top level exception handling. Catch & patch from Tomaz Muraus.
  • [Support] #1213: Add useful exception message to the implicit SystemExit raised by Fabric’s use of sys.exit inside the abort function. This allows client code catching SystemExit to have better introspection into the error. Thanks to Ioannis Panousis.
  • [Bug] #1019: (also #1022, #1186) Fix “is a tty” tests in environments where streams (eg sys.stdout) have been replaced with objects lacking a .isatty() method. Thanks to Miki Tebeka for the original report, Lele Long for a subsequent patch, and Julien Phalip for the final/merged patch.
  • [Bug] #1201: Don’t naively glob all get targets - only glob actual directories. This avoids incorrectly yielding permission errors in edge cases where a requested file is within a directory lacking the read permission bit. Thanks to Sassa Nf for the original report.

1.9.2 2014-12-19

  • [Bug] #1226: Update get to ensure that env.user has access to tempfiles before changing permissions. Also corrected permissions from 404 to 0400 to match comment. Patch by Curtis Mattoon; original report from Daniel Watkins.
  • [Support] #1229: Add some missing API doc hyperlink references. Thanks to Tony Narlock.
  • [Support] #958: Remove the Git SHA portion of our version string generation; it was rarely useful & occasionally caused issues for users with non-Git-based source checkouts.
  • [Bug] #1180: Fix issue with unicode steam outputs crashing if stream encoding type is None. Thanks to @joekiller for catch & patch.
  • [Bug] #1228: Update the CommandTimeout class so it has a useful str instead of appearing blank when caught by Fabric’s top level exception handling. Catch & patch from Tomaz Muraus.
  • [Support] #1213: Add useful exception message to the implicit SystemExit raised by Fabric’s use of sys.exit inside the abort function. This allows client code catching SystemExit to have better introspection into the error. Thanks to Ioannis Panousis.
  • [Bug] #1019: (also #1022, #1186) Fix “is a tty” tests in environments where streams (eg sys.stdout) have been replaced with objects lacking a .isatty() method. Thanks to Miki Tebeka for the original report, Lele Long for a subsequent patch, and Julien Phalip for the final/merged patch.
  • [Bug] #1201: Don’t naively glob all get targets - only glob actual directories. This avoids incorrectly yielding permission errors in edge cases where a requested file is within a directory lacking the read permission bit. Thanks to Sassa Nf for the original report.

1.10.0 2014-09-04

  • [Feature] #975: Fabric can now be invoked via python -m fabric in addition to the typical use of the fab entrypoint. Patch courtesy of Jason Coombs.

    Note

    This functionality is only available under Python 2.7.

  • [Feature] #1090: Add option to skip unknown tasks. Credit goes to Jonas Lundberg.

  • [Feature] #1098: Add support for dict style roledefs. Thanks to Jonas Lundberg.

  • [Feature] #700: Added use_sudo and temp_dir params to get. This allows downloading files normally not accessible to the user using sudo. Thanks to Jason Coombs for initial report and to Alex Plugaru for the patch (#1121).

  • [Bug] #1188: Update local to close non-pipe file descriptors in the child process so subsequent calls to local aren’t blocked on e.g. already-connected network sockets. Thanks to Tolbkni Kao for catch & patch.

1.9.1 2014-08-06

  • [Bug] #1167: Add Jinja to test_requires in setup.py for the couple of newish tests that now require it. Thanks to Kubilay Kocak for the catch.
  • [Bug] #600: Clear out connection caches in full when prepping parallel-execution subprocesses. This avoids corner cases causing hangs/freezes due to client/socket reuse. Thanks to Ruslan Lutsenko for the initial report and Romain Chossart for the suggested fix.
  • [Bug] #1026: Fix a typo preventing quiet operation of is_link. Caught by @dongweiming.
  • [Bug] #1059: Update IPv6 support to work with link-local address formats. Fix courtesy of @obormot.
  • [Bug] #1096: Encode Unicode text appropriately for its target stream object to avoid issues on non-ASCII systems. Thanks to Toru Uetani for the original patch.
  • [Bug] #852: Fix to respect template_dir for non Jinja2 templates in upload_template. Thanks to Adam Kowalski for the patch and Alex Plugaru for the initial test case.
  • [Bug] #1134: Skip bad hosts when the tasks are executed in parallel. Thanks to Igor Maravić @i-maravic.
  • [Bug] #1146: Fix a bug where upload_template failed to honor lcd when mirror_local_mode is True. Thanks to Laszlo Marai for catch & patch.
  • [Bug] #1147: Use stat instead of lstat when testing directory-ness in the SFTP module. This allows recursive downloads to avoid recursing into symlinks unexpectedly. Thanks to Igor Kalnitsky for the patch.
  • [Bug] #1165: Prevent infinite loop condition when a gateway host is enabled & the same host is in the regular target host list. Thanks to @CzBiX for catch & patch.

1.8.5 2014-08-06

  • [Bug] #1167: Add Jinja to test_requires in setup.py for the couple of newish tests that now require it. Thanks to Kubilay Kocak for the catch.
  • [Bug] #600: Clear out connection caches in full when prepping parallel-execution subprocesses. This avoids corner cases causing hangs/freezes due to client/socket reuse. Thanks to Ruslan Lutsenko for the initial report and Romain Chossart for the suggested fix.
  • [Bug] #1026: Fix a typo preventing quiet operation of is_link. Caught by @dongweiming.
  • [Bug] #1059: Update IPv6 support to work with link-local address formats. Fix courtesy of @obormot.
  • [Bug] #1096: Encode Unicode text appropriately for its target stream object to avoid issues on non-ASCII systems. Thanks to Toru Uetani for the original patch.
  • [Bug] #852: Fix to respect template_dir for non Jinja2 templates in upload_template. Thanks to Adam Kowalski for the patch and Alex Plugaru for the initial test case.
  • [Bug] #1134: Skip bad hosts when the tasks are executed in parallel. Thanks to Igor Maravić @i-maravic.
  • [Bug] #1146: Fix a bug where upload_template failed to honor lcd when mirror_local_mode is True. Thanks to Laszlo Marai for catch & patch.
  • [Bug] #1147: Use stat instead of lstat when testing directory-ness in the SFTP module. This allows recursive downloads to avoid recursing into symlinks unexpectedly. Thanks to Igor Kalnitsky for the patch.
  • [Bug] #1165: Prevent infinite loop condition when a gateway host is enabled & the same host is in the regular target host list. Thanks to @CzBiX for catch & patch.

1.7.5 2014-08-06

  • [Bug] #1167: Add Jinja to test_requires in setup.py for the couple of newish tests that now require it. Thanks to Kubilay Kocak for the catch.
  • [Bug] #600: Clear out connection caches in full when prepping parallel-execution subprocesses. This avoids corner cases causing hangs/freezes due to client/socket reuse. Thanks to Ruslan Lutsenko for the initial report and Romain Chossart for the suggested fix.
  • [Bug] #1026: Fix a typo preventing quiet operation of is_link. Caught by @dongweiming.
  • [Bug] #1059: Update IPv6 support to work with link-local address formats. Fix courtesy of @obormot.
  • [Bug] #1096: Encode Unicode text appropriately for its target stream object to avoid issues on non-ASCII systems. Thanks to Toru Uetani for the original patch.
  • [Bug] #852: Fix to respect template_dir for non Jinja2 templates in upload_template. Thanks to Adam Kowalski for the patch and Alex Plugaru for the initial test case.
  • [Bug] #1134: Skip bad hosts when the tasks are executed in parallel. Thanks to Igor Maravić @i-maravic.
  • [Bug] #1146: Fix a bug where upload_template failed to honor lcd when mirror_local_mode is True. Thanks to Laszlo Marai for catch & patch.
  • [Bug] #1147: Use stat instead of lstat when testing directory-ness in the SFTP module. This allows recursive downloads to avoid recursing into symlinks unexpectedly. Thanks to Igor Kalnitsky for the patch.
  • [Bug] #1165: Prevent infinite loop condition when a gateway host is enabled & the same host is in the regular target host list. Thanks to @CzBiX for catch & patch.

1.9.0 2014-06-08

  • [Bug] #965: Tweak IO flushing behavior when in linewise (& thus parallel) mode so interwoven output is less frequent. Thanks to @akidata for catch & patch.
  • [Feature] #741: Add env.prompts dictionary, allowing users to set up custom prompt responses (similar to the built-in sudo prompt auto-responder.) Thanks to Nigel Owens and David Halter for the patch.
  • [Feature] #1082: Add pty passthrough kwarg to upload_template.
  • [Support]: Modified packaging data to reflect that Fabric requires Paramiko < 1.13 (which dropped Python 2.5 support.)
  • [Support] #1105: Enhance setup.py to allow Paramiko 1.13+ under Python 2.6+. Thanks to to @Arfrever for catch & patch.
  • [Support] #1106: Fix a misleading/ambiguous example snippet in the fab usage docs to be clearer. Thanks to @zed.
  • [Feature] #1101: Reboot operation now supports custom command. Thanks to Jonas Lejon.
  • [Feature] #938: Add an env var env.effective_roles specifying roles used in the currently executing command. Thanks to Piotr Betkier for the patch.
  • [Feature] #1078: Add .command and .real_command attributes to local return value. Thanks to Alexander Teves (@alexanderteves) and Konrad Hałas (@konradhalas).

1.8.4 2014-06-08

  • [Support] #1105: Enhance setup.py to allow Paramiko 1.13+ under Python 2.6+. Thanks to to @Arfrever for catch & patch.
  • [Bug] #898: Treat paths that begin with tilde “~” as absolute paths instead of relative. Thanks to Alex Plugaru for the patch and Dan Craig for the suggestion.

1.7.4 2014-06-08

  • [Support] #1105: Enhance setup.py to allow Paramiko 1.13+ under Python 2.6+. Thanks to to @Arfrever for catch & patch.
  • [Bug] #898: Treat paths that begin with tilde “~” as absolute paths instead of relative. Thanks to Alex Plugaru for the patch and Dan Craig for the suggestion.

1.8.3 2014-03-21

  • [Support]: Modified packaging data to reflect that Fabric requires Paramiko < 1.13 (which dropped Python 2.5 support.)

1.7.3 2014-03-21

  • [Support]: Modified packaging data to reflect that Fabric requires Paramiko < 1.13 (which dropped Python 2.5 support.)

1.8.2 2014-02-14

  • [Bug] #1046: Fix typo preventing use of ProxyCommand in some situations. Thanks to Keith Yang.
  • [Bug] #917: Correct an issue with put(use_sudo=True, mode=xxx) where the chmod was trying to apply to the wrong location. Thanks to Remco (@nl5887) for catch & patch.
  • [Bug] #955: Quote directories created as part of put‘s recursive directory uploads when use_sudo=True so directories with shell meta-characters (such as spaces) work correctly. Thanks to John Harris for the catch.

1.7.2 2014-02-14

  • [Bug] #1046: Fix typo preventing use of ProxyCommand in some situations. Thanks to Keith Yang.
  • [Bug] #917: Correct an issue with put(use_sudo=True, mode=xxx) where the chmod was trying to apply to the wrong location. Thanks to Remco (@nl5887) for catch & patch.
  • [Bug] #955: Quote directories created as part of put‘s recursive directory uploads when use_sudo=True so directories with shell meta-characters (such as spaces) work correctly. Thanks to John Harris for the catch.

1.8.1 2013-12-24

  • [Bug] #948: Handle connection failures due to server load and try connecting to hosts a number of times specified in env.connection_attempts.
  • [Bug] #957: Fix bug preventing use of env.gateway with targets requiring password authentication. Thanks to Daniel González, @Bengrunt and @adrianbn for their bug reports.
  • [Bug] #956: Fix pty size detection when running inside Emacs. Thanks to @akitada for catch & patch.

1.7.1 2013-12-24

  • [Support] #984: Make this changelog easier to read! Now with per-release sections, generated automatically from the old timeline source format.
  • [Bug] #948: Handle connection failures due to server load and try connecting to hosts a number of times specified in env.connection_attempts.
  • [Bug] #957: Fix bug preventing use of env.gateway with targets requiring password authentication. Thanks to Daniel González, @Bengrunt and @adrianbn for their bug reports.
  • [Bug] #956: Fix pty size detection when running inside Emacs. Thanks to @akitada for catch & patch.

1.6.4 2013-12-24

  • [Bug] #956: Fix pty size detection when running inside Emacs. Thanks to @akitada for catch & patch.
  • [Bug] #957: Fix bug preventing use of env.gateway with targets requiring password authentication. Thanks to Daniel González, @Bengrunt and @adrianbn for their bug reports.

1.5.5 2013-12-24

  • [Bug] #956: Fix pty size detection when running inside Emacs. Thanks to @akitada for catch & patch.
  • [Bug] #957: Fix bug preventing use of env.gateway with targets requiring password authentication. Thanks to Daniel González, @Bengrunt and @adrianbn for their bug reports.

1.8.0 2013-09-20

  • [Feature] #910: Added a keyword argument to rsync_project to configure the default options. Thanks to @moorepants for the patch.
  • [Support] #984: Make this changelog easier to read! Now with per-release sections, generated automatically from the old timeline source format.
  • [Feature] #931: Allow overriding of abort behavior via a custom exception-returning callable set as env.abort_exception. Thanks to Chris Rose for the patch.

1.7.0 2013-07-26

  • [Feature] #845: Downstream synchronization option implemented for rsync_project. Thanks to Antonio Barrero for the patch.
  • [Bug] #84: Fixed problem with missing -r flag in Mac OS X sed version. Thanks to Konrad Hałas for the patch.
  • [Bug] #864: Allow users to disable Fabric’s auto-escaping in run/sudo. Thanks to Christian Long and Michael McHugh for the patch.
  • [Feature] #812: Add use_glob option to put so users trying to upload real filenames containing glob patterns (*, [ etc) can disable the default globbing behavior. Thanks to Michael McHugh for the patch.
  • [Bug] #694: Allow users to work around ownership issues in the default remote login directory: add temp_dir kwarg for explicit specification of which “bounce” folder to use when calling put with use_sudo=True. Thanks to Devin Bayer for the report & Dieter Plaetinck / Jesse Myers for suggesting the workaround.
  • [Feature] #826: Enable sudo extraction of compressed archive via use_sudo kwarg in upload_project. Thanks to @abec for the patch.
  • [Feature] #908: Support loading SSH keys from memory. Thanks to Caleb Groom for the patch.
  • [Feature] #924: Add new env var option colorize_errors to enable coloring errors and warnings. Thanks to Aaron Meurer for the patch.
  • [Feature] #922: Task argument strings are now displayed when using fab -d. Thanks to Kevin Qiu for the patch.
  • [Feature] #925: Added contrib.files.is_link. Thanks to @jtangas for the patch.

1.6.2 2013-07-26

  • [Bug] #882: Fix a get bug regarding spaces in remote working directory names. Thanks to Chris Rose for catch & patch.
  • [Bug] #884: The password cache feature was not working correctly with password-requiring SSH gateway connections. That’s fixed now. Thanks to Marco Nenciarini for the catch.
  • [Bug] #171: Added missing cross-references from env variables documentation to corresponding command-line options. Thanks to Daniel D. Beck for the contribution.
  • [Bug] #593: Non-ASCII character sets in Jinja templates rendered within upload_template would cause UnicodeDecodeError when uploaded. This has been addressed by encoding as utf-8 prior to upload. Thanks to Sébastien Fievet for the catch.
  • [Bug] #912: Leaving template_dir un-specified when using upload_template in Jinja mode used to cause 'NoneType' has no attribute 'startswith' errors. This has been fixed. Thanks to Erick Yellott for catch & to Erick Yellott + Kevin Williams for patches.

1.6.1 2013-05-23

  • [Feature] #845: Downstream synchronization option implemented for rsync_project. Thanks to Antonio Barrero for the patch.
  • [Bug] #367: Expand paths with tilde inside (contrib.files). Thanks to Konrad Hałas for catch & patch.
  • [Bug] #861: Gracefully handle situations where users give a single string literal to env.hosts. Thanks to Bill Tucker for catch & patch.
  • [Bug] #871: Use of string mode values in put(local, remote, mode="NNNN") would sometimes cause Unsupported operand errors. This has been fixed.
  • [Bug] #870: Changes to shell env var escaping highlighted some extraneous and now damaging whitespace in with path():. This has been removed and a regression test added.
  • [Bug] #328: lcd was no longer being correctly applied to upload_template; this has been fixed. Thanks to Joseph Lawson for the catch.
  • [Bug] #868: Substantial speedup of parallel tasks by removing an unnecessary blocking timeout in the JobQueue loop. Thanks to Simo Kinnunen for the patch.

1.6.0 2013-03-01

  • [Feature] #249: Allow specification of remote command timeout value by setting env.command_timeout. Thanks to Paul McMillan for suggestion & initial patch.
  • [Feature] #787: Utilize new Paramiko feature allowing us to skip the use of temporary local files when using file-like objects in get/put.
  • [Feature] #735: Add ok_ret_codes option to env to allow alternate return codes to be treated os “ok”. Thanks to Andy Kraut for the pull request.
  • [Feature] #706: Added env.tasks, returning list of tasks to be executed by current fab command.
  • [Feature] #818: Added env.eagerly_disconnect option to help prevent pile-up of many open connections.
  • [Feature] #730: Add env.system_known_hosts/–system-known-hosts to allow loading a user-specified system-level SSH known_hosts file. Thanks to Roy Smith for the patch.
  • [Bug] #703: Add a shell kwarg to many methods in files to help avoid conflicts with cd and similar. Thanks to @mikek for the patch.
  • [Feature] #402: Attempt to detect stale SSH sessions and reconnect when they arise. Thanks to @webengineer for the patch.
  • [Feature] #823: Add env.remote_interrupt which controls whether Ctrl-C is forwarded to the remote end or is captured locally (previously, only the latter behavior was implemented). Thanks to Geert Jansen for the patch.
  • [Feature] #821: Add remote_tunnel to allow reverse SSH tunneling (exposing locally-visible network ports to the remote end). Thanks to Giovanni Bajo for the patch.

1.5.4 2013-03-01

  • [Bug] #587: Warn instead of aborting when env.use_ssh_config is True but the configured SSH conf file doesn’t exist. This allows multi-user fabfiles to enable SSH config without causing hard stops for users lacking SSH configs. Thanks to Rodrigo Pimentel for the report.
  • [Bug] #839: Fix bug in rsync_project where IPv6 address were not always correctly detected. Thanks to Antonio Barrero for catch & patch.
  • [Bug] #843: Ensure string pool_size values get run through int() before deriving final result (stdlib min() has odd behavior here...). Thanks to Chris Kastorff for the catch.
  • [Bug] #844: Account for SSH config overhaul in Paramiko 1.10 by e.g. updating treatment of IdentityFile to handle multiple values. This and related SSH config parsing changes are backwards incompatible; we are including them in this release because they do fix incorrect, off-spec behavior.

1.5.3 2013-01-28

  • [Bug] #791: Cast reboot‘s wait parameter to a numeric type in case the caller submitted a string by mistake. Thanks to Thomas Schreiber for the patch.
  • [Bug] #654: Parallel runs whose sum total of returned data was large (e.g. large return values from the task, or simply a large number of hosts in the host list) were causing frustrating hangs. This has been fixed.
  • [Bug] #805: Update shell_env to play nice with Windows (7, at least) systems and local. Thanks to Fernando Macedo for the patch.
  • [Bug] #806: Force strings given to getpass during password prompts to be ASCII, to prevent issues on some platforms when Unicode is encountered. Thanks to Alex Louden for the patch.

1.5.2 2013-01-15

  • [Bug]: Added current host string to prompt abort error messages.
  • [Bug] #775: Shell escaping was incorrectly applied to the value of $PATH updates in our shell environment handling, causing (at the very least) local binary paths to become inoperable in certain situations. This has been fixed.
  • [Bug] #792: The newish shell_env context manager was incorrectly omitted from the fabric.api import endpoint. This has been remedied. Thanks to Vishal Rana for the catch.
  • [Bug] #604: Fixed wrong treatment of backslashes in put operation when uploading directory tree on Windows. Thanks to Jason Coombs for the catch and @diresys & Oliver Janik for the patch. for the patch.
  • [Bug] #766: Use the variable name of a new-style fabric.tasks.Task subclass object when the object name attribute is undefined. Thanks to @todddeluca for the patch.

1.5.1 2012-11-15

  • [Bug] #771: Sphinx autodoc helper unwrap_tasks didn’t play nice with @task(name=xxx) in some situations. This has been fixed.
  • [Bug] #776: Fixed serious-but-non-obvious bug in direct-tcpip driven gatewaying (e.g. that triggered by -g or env.gateway.) Should work correctly now.

1.5.0 2012-11-06

  • [Feature] #615: Updated sudo to honor the new setting env.sudo_user as a default for its user kwarg.

  • [Support] #626: Clarity updates to the tutorial. Thanks to GitHub user m4z for the patches.

  • [Support] #634: Clarified that lcd does no special handling re: the user’s current working directory, and thus relative paths given to it will be relative to os.getcwd(). Thanks to @techtonik for the catch.

  • [Feature] #633: Allow users to turn off host list deduping by setting env.dedupe_hosts to False. This enables running the same task multiple times on a single host, which was previously not possible.

  • [Feature] #627: Added convenient quiet and warn_only keyword arguments to run/sudo which are aliases for settings(hide('everything'), warn_only=True) and settings(warn_only=True), respectively. (Also added corresponding context managers.) Useful for remote program calls which are expected to fail and/or whose output doesn’t need to be shown to users.

  • [Support] #640: (also #644) Update packaging manifest so sdist tarballs include all necessary test & doc files. Thanks to Mike Gilbert and @Arfrever for catch & patch.

  • [Support] #645: Update Sphinx docs to work well when run out of a source tarball as opposed to a Git checkout. Thanks again to @Arfrever for the catch.

  • [Feature] #646: Allow specification of which local streams to use when run/sudo print the remote stdout/stderr, via e.g. run("command", stderr=sys.stdout).

  • [Feature] #241: Add the command executed as a .command attribute to the return value of run/sudo. (Also includes a second attribute containing the “real” command executed, including the shell wrapper and any escaping.)

  • [Support] #651: Added note about nesting with statements on Python 2.6+. Thanks to Jens Rantil for the patch.

  • [Feature] #669: Updates to our Windows compatibility to rely more heavily on cross-platform Python stdlib implementations. Thanks to Alexey Diyan for the patch.

  • [Feature] #263: Shell environment variable support for run/sudo added in the form of the shell_env context manager. Thanks to Oliver Tonnhofer for the original pull request, and to Kamil Kisiel for the final implementation.

  • [Support] #681: Fixed outdated docstring for runs_once which claimed it would get run multiple times in parallel mode. That behavior was fixed in an earlier release but the docs were not updated. Thanks to Jan Brauer for the catch.

  • [Bug] #702: require failed to test for “empty” values in the env keys it checks (e.g. require('a-key-whose-value-is-an-empty-list') would register a successful result instead of alerting that the value was in fact empty. This has been fixed, thanks to Rich Schumacher.

  • [Bug] #711: get would fail when filenames had % in their path. Thanks to John Begeman

  • [Feature] #699: Allow name attribute on file-like objects for get/put. Thanks to Peter Lyons for the pull request.

  • [Feature] #491: (also [Feature] #385:) IPv6 host string support. Thanks to Max Arnold for the patch.

  • [Bug] #704: Fix up a bunch of Python 2.x style print statements to be forwards compatible. Thanks to Francesco Del Degan for the patch.

  • [Feature] #725: Updated local to allow override of which local shell is used. Thanks to Mustafa Khattab.

  • [Feature] #723: Add the group= argument to sudo. Thanks to Antti Kaihola for the pull request.

  • [Feature] #761: Allow advanced users to parameterize fabric.main.main() to force loading of specific fabfiles.

  • [Feature] #578: Add name argument to task (docs) to allow overriding of the default “function name is task name” behavior. Thanks to Daniel Simmons for catch & patch.

  • [Feature] #665: (and #629) Update upload_template to have a more useful return value, namely that of its internal put call. Thanks to Miquel Torres for the catch & Rodrigue Alcazar for the patch.

  • [Feature] #763: Add --initial-password-prompt to allow prefilling the password cache at the start of a run. Great for sudo-powered parallel runs.

  • [Bug] #736: Ensure context managers that build env vars play nice with contextlib.nested by deferring env var reference to entry time, not call time. Thanks to Matthew Tretter for catch & patch.

  • [Bug] #767: Fix (and add test for) regression re: having linewise output automatically activate when parallelism is in effect. Thanks to Alexander Fortin and Dustin McQuay for the bug reports.

  • [Support] #103: (via #748) Long standing Sphinx autodoc issue requiring error-prone duplication of function signatures in our API docs has been fixed. Thanks to Alex Morega for the patch.

  • [Feature] #684: (also #569) Update how task wraps task functions to preserve additional metadata; this allows decorated functions to play nice with Sphinx autodoc. Thanks to Jaka Hudoklin for catch & patch.

  • [Feature] #38: (also #698) Implement both SSH-level and ProxyCommand-based gatewaying for SSH traffic. (This is distinct from tunneling non-SSH traffic over the SSH connection, which is #78 and not implemented yet.)

    • Thanks in no particular order to Erwin Bolwidt, Oskari Saarenmaa, Steven Noonan, Vladimir Lazarenko, Lincoln de Sousa, Valentino Volonghi, Olle Lundberg and Github user @acrish for providing the original patches to both Fabric and Paramiko.

1.4.4 2012-11-06

  • [Support] #681: Fixed outdated docstring for runs_once which claimed it would get run multiple times in parallel mode. That behavior was fixed in an earlier release but the docs were not updated. Thanks to Jan Brauer for the catch.
  • [Bug] #693: Fixed edge case where abort driven failures within parallel tasks could result in a top level exception (a KeyError) regarding error handling. Thanks to Marcin Kuźmiński for the report.
  • [Bug] #718: isinstance(foo, Bar) is used in main instead of type(foo) == Bar in order to fix some edge cases. Thanks to Mikhail Korobov.
  • [Bug] #749: Gracefully work around calls to fabric.version on systems lacking /bin/sh (which causes an OSError in subprocess.Popen calls.)
  • [Feature] #684: (also #569) Update how task wraps task functions to preserve additional metadata; this allows decorated functions to play nice with Sphinx autodoc. Thanks to Jaka Hudoklin for catch & patch.

1.4.3 2012-07-06

  • [Support] #634: Clarified that lcd does no special handling re: the user’s current working directory, and thus relative paths given to it will be relative to os.getcwd(). Thanks to @techtonik for the catch.
  • [Support] #640: (also #644) Update packaging manifest so sdist tarballs include all necessary test & doc files. Thanks to Mike Gilbert and @Arfrever for catch & patch.
  • [Support] #645: Update Sphinx docs to work well when run out of a source tarball as opposed to a Git checkout. Thanks again to @Arfrever for the catch.
  • [Bug] #649: Don’t swallow non-abort-driven exceptions in parallel mode. Fabric correctly printed such exceptions, and returned them from execute, but did not actually cause the child or parent processes to halt with a nonzero status. This has been fixed. execute now also honors env.warn_only so users may still opt to call it by hand and inspect the returned exceptions, instead of encountering a hard stop. Thanks to Matt Robenolt for the catch.
  • [Support] #651: Added note about nesting with statements on Python 2.6+. Thanks to Jens Rantil for the patch.
  • [Bug] #652: Show available commands when aborting on invalid command names.
  • [Bug] #659: Update docs to reflect that local currently honors env.path. Thanks to @floledermann for the catch.
  • [Bug] #671: reject_unknown_hosts sometimes resulted in a password prompt instead of an abort. This has been fixed. Thanks to Roy Smith for the report.

1.3.8 2012-07-06

  • [Support] #634: Clarified that lcd does no special handling re: the user’s current working directory, and thus relative paths given to it will be relative to os.getcwd(). Thanks to @techtonik for the catch.
  • [Support] #640: (also #644) Update packaging manifest so sdist tarballs include all necessary test & doc files. Thanks to Mike Gilbert and @Arfrever for catch & patch.
  • [Support] #645: Update Sphinx docs to work well when run out of a source tarball as opposed to a Git checkout. Thanks again to @Arfrever for the catch.
  • [Bug] #649: Don’t swallow non-abort-driven exceptions in parallel mode. Fabric correctly printed such exceptions, and returned them from execute, but did not actually cause the child or parent processes to halt with a nonzero status. This has been fixed. execute now also honors env.warn_only so users may still opt to call it by hand and inspect the returned exceptions, instead of encountering a hard stop. Thanks to Matt Robenolt for the catch.
  • [Support] #651: Added note about nesting with statements on Python 2.6+. Thanks to Jens Rantil for the patch.
  • [Bug] #652: Show available commands when aborting on invalid command names.
  • [Bug] #659: Update docs to reflect that local currently honors env.path. Thanks to @floledermann for the catch.
  • [Bug] #671: reject_unknown_hosts sometimes resulted in a password prompt instead of an abort. This has been fixed. Thanks to Roy Smith for the report.

1.4.2 2012-05-07

  • [Bug] #610: Change detection of env.key_filename‘s type (added as part of SSH config support in 1.4) so it supports arbitrary iterables. Thanks to Brandon Rhodes for the catch.
  • [Bug] #609: (and #564) Document and clean up env.sudo_prefix so it can be more easily modified by users facing uncommon use cases. Thanks to GitHub users 3point2 for the cleanup and SirScott for the documentation catch.
  • [Bug] #616: Add port number to the error message displayed upon connection failures.
  • [Bug] #617: Fix the clean_revert behavior of settings so it doesn’t KeyError for newly created settings keys. Thanks to Chris Streeter for the catch.
  • [Bug] #624: Login password prompts did not always display the username being authenticated for. This has been fixed. Thanks to Nick Zalutskiy for catch & patch.
  • [Bug] #625: hide/show did not correctly restore prior display settings if an exception was raised inside the block. This has been fixed.
  • [Support] #626: Clarity updates to the tutorial. Thanks to GitHub user m4z for the patches.
  • [Bug] #562: Agent forwarding would error out or freeze when multiple uses of the forwarded agent were used per remote invocation (e.g. a single run command resulting in multiple Git or SVN checkouts.) This has been fixed thanks to Steven McDonald and GitHub user @lynxis.

1.3.7 2012-05-07

  • [Bug] #610: Change detection of env.key_filename‘s type (added as part of SSH config support in 1.4) so it supports arbitrary iterables. Thanks to Brandon Rhodes for the catch.
  • [Bug] #609: (and #564) Document and clean up env.sudo_prefix so it can be more easily modified by users facing uncommon use cases. Thanks to GitHub users 3point2 for the cleanup and SirScott for the documentation catch.
  • [Bug] #616: Add port number to the error message displayed upon connection failures.
  • [Bug] #617: Fix the clean_revert behavior of settings so it doesn’t KeyError for newly created settings keys. Thanks to Chris Streeter for the catch.
  • [Bug] #624: Login password prompts did not always display the username being authenticated for. This has been fixed. Thanks to Nick Zalutskiy for catch & patch.
  • [Bug] #625: hide/show did not correctly restore prior display settings if an exception was raised inside the block. This has been fixed.
  • [Support] #626: Clarity updates to the tutorial. Thanks to GitHub user m4z for the patches.
  • [Bug] #562: Agent forwarding would error out or freeze when multiple uses of the forwarded agent were used per remote invocation (e.g. a single run command resulting in multiple Git or SVN checkouts.) This has been fixed thanks to Steven McDonald and GitHub user @lynxis.

1.4.1 2012-04-04

  • [Bug] #306: Remote paths now use posixpath for a separator. Thanks to Jason Coombs for the patch.
  • [Bug] #572: Parallel task aborts (as oppposed to unhandled exceptions) now correctly print their abort messages instead of tracebacks, and cause the parent process to exit with the correct (nonzero) return code. Thanks to Ian Langworth for the catch.
  • [Bug] #551: --list output now detects terminal window size and truncates (or doesn’t truncate) accordingly. Thanks to Horacio G. de Oro for the initial pull request.
  • [Bug] #499: contrib.files.first used an outdated function signature in its wrapped exists call. This has been fixed. Thanks to Massimiliano Torromeo for catch & patch.
  • [Bug] #458: with_settings did not perfectly match settings, re: ability to inline additional context managers. This has been corrected. Thanks to Rory Geoghegan for the patch.
  • [Bug] #584: upload_project did not take explicit remote directory location into account when untarring, and now uses cd to address this. Thanks to Ben Burry for the patch.
  • [Bug] #568: execute allowed too much of its internal state changes (to variables such as env.host_string and env.parallel) to persist after execution completed; this caused a number of different incorrect behaviors. execute has been overhauled to clean up its own state changes – while preserving any state changes made by the task being executed.
  • [Bug] #395: Added an FAQ entry detailing how to handle init scripts which misbehave when a pseudo-tty is allocated.
  • [Bug] #607: Allow local to display stdout/stderr when it warns/aborts, if it was capturing them.
  • [Bug] #608: Add capture kwarg to rsync_project to aid in debugging rsync problems.

1.3.6 2012-04-04

  • [Bug] #306: Remote paths now use posixpath for a separator. Thanks to Jason Coombs for the patch.
  • [Bug] #572: Parallel task aborts (as oppposed to unhandled exceptions) now correctly print their abort messages instead of tracebacks, and cause the parent process to exit with the correct (nonzero) return code. Thanks to Ian Langworth for the catch.
  • [Bug] #551: --list output now detects terminal window size and truncates (or doesn’t truncate) accordingly. Thanks to Horacio G. de Oro for the initial pull request.
  • [Bug] #499: contrib.files.first used an outdated function signature in its wrapped exists call. This has been fixed. Thanks to Massimiliano Torromeo for catch & patch.
  • [Bug] #458: with_settings did not perfectly match settings, re: ability to inline additional context managers. This has been corrected. Thanks to Rory Geoghegan for the patch.
  • [Bug] #584: upload_project did not take explicit remote directory location into account when untarring, and now uses cd to address this. Thanks to Ben Burry for the patch.
  • [Bug] #568: execute allowed too much of its internal state changes (to variables such as env.host_string and env.parallel) to persist after execution completed; this caused a number of different incorrect behaviors. execute has been overhauled to clean up its own state changes – while preserving any state changes made by the task being executed.
  • [Bug] #395: Added an FAQ entry detailing how to handle init scripts which misbehave when a pseudo-tty is allocated.
  • [Bug] #607: Allow local to display stdout/stderr when it warns/aborts, if it was capturing them.
  • [Bug] #608: Add capture kwarg to rsync_project to aid in debugging rsync problems.

1.4.0 2012-02-13

  • [Support] #467: (also #468, #469) Handful of documentation clarification tweaks. Thanks to Paul Hoffman for the patches.
  • [Support] #459: Update our setup.py files to note that PyCrypto released 2.4.1, which fixes the setuptools problems.
  • [Feature] #72: SSH agent forwarding support has made it into Fabric’s SSH library, and hooks for using it have been added (disabled by default; use -A or env.forward_agent to enable.) Thanks to Ben Davis for porting an existing Paramiko patch to ssh and providing the necessary tweak to Fabric.
  • [Feature] #506: A new output alias, commands, has been added, which allows hiding remote stdout and local “running command X” output lines.
  • [Feature] #13: Env vars may now be set at runtime via the new --set command-line flag.
  • [Feature] #8: Added --skip-bad-hosts/env.skip_bad_hosts option to allow skipping past temporarily down/unreachable hosts.
  • [Support] #532: Reorganized and cleaned up the output of fab --help.
  • [Bug] #487: Overhauled the regular expression escaping performed in append and contains to try and handle more corner cases. Thanks to Neilen Marais for the patch.
  • [Feature] #474: execute now allows you to access the executed task’s return values, by itself returning a dictionary whose keys are the host strings executed against.
  • [Feature] #12: Added the ability to try connecting multiple times to temporarily-down remote systems, instead of immediately failing. (Default behavior is still to only try once.) See env.timeout and env.connection_attempts for controlling both connection timeouts and total number of attempts. reboot has also been overhauled (but practically deprecated – see its updated docs.)
  • [Feature] #3: Fabric can now load a subset of SSH config functionality directly from your local ~/.ssh/config if env.use_ssh_config is set to True. See Leveraging native SSH config files for details. Thanks to Kirill Pinchuk for the initial patch.
  • [Feature] #138: env.port may now be written to at fabfile module level to set a default nonstandard port number. Previously this value was read-only.
  • [Feature] #559: rsync_project now allows users to append extra SSH-specific arguments to rsync‘s --rsh flag.

1.3.5 2012-02-13

  • [Bug] #410: Fixed a bug where using the task decorator inside/under another decorator such as hosts could cause that task to become invalid when invoked by name (due to how old-style vs new-style tasks are detected.) Thanks to Dan Colish for the initial patch.
  • [Bug] #495: Fixed documentation example showing how to subclass Task. Thanks to Brett Haydon for the catch and Mark Merritt for the patch.

1.2.6 2012-02-13

  • [Bug] #339: Don’t show imported colors members in --list output. Thanks to Nick Trew for the report.
  • [Bug] #494: Fixed regression bug affecting some env values such as env.port under parallel mode. Symptoms included rsync_project bailing out due to a None port value when run under @parallel. Thanks to Rob Terhaar for the report.
  • [Bug] #510: Parallel mode is incompatible with user input, such as password/hostname prompts, and was causing cryptic Operation not supported by device errors when such prompts needed to be displayed. This behavior has been updated to cleanly and obviously abort instead.
  • [Bug] #492: @parallel did not automatically trigger linewise output, as was intended. This has been fixed. Thanks to Brandon Huey for the catch.
  • [Bug] #410: Fixed a bug where using the task decorator inside/under another decorator such as hosts could cause that task to become invalid when invoked by name (due to how old-style vs new-style tasks are detected.) Thanks to Dan Colish for the initial patch.
  • [Bug] #495: Fixed documentation example showing how to subclass Task. Thanks to Brett Haydon for the catch and Mark Merritt for the patch.

1.1.8 2012-02-13

  • [Bug] #339: Don’t show imported colors members in --list output. Thanks to Nick Trew for the report.
  • [Bug] #494: Fixed regression bug affecting some env values such as env.port under parallel mode. Symptoms included rsync_project bailing out due to a None port value when run under @parallel. Thanks to Rob Terhaar for the report.
  • [Bug] #510: Parallel mode is incompatible with user input, such as password/hostname prompts, and was causing cryptic Operation not supported by device errors when such prompts needed to be displayed. This behavior has been updated to cleanly and obviously abort instead.
  • [Bug] #492: @parallel did not automatically trigger linewise output, as was intended. This has been fixed. Thanks to Brandon Huey for the catch.
  • [Bug] #410: Fixed a bug where using the task decorator inside/under another decorator such as hosts could cause that task to become invalid when invoked by name (due to how old-style vs new-style tasks are detected.) Thanks to Dan Colish for the initial patch.
  • [Bug] #495: Fixed documentation example showing how to subclass Task. Thanks to Brett Haydon for the catch and Mark Merritt for the patch.

1.3.4 2012-01-12

  • [Bug] #339: Don’t show imported colors members in --list output. Thanks to Nick Trew for the report.
  • [Bug] #494: Fixed regression bug affecting some env values such as env.port under parallel mode. Symptoms included rsync_project bailing out due to a None port value when run under @parallel. Thanks to Rob Terhaar for the report.
  • [Bug] #510: Parallel mode is incompatible with user input, such as password/hostname prompts, and was causing cryptic Operation not supported by device errors when such prompts needed to be displayed. This behavior has been updated to cleanly and obviously abort instead.
  • [Bug] #492: @parallel did not automatically trigger linewise output, as was intended. This has been fixed. Thanks to Brandon Huey for the catch.

1.3.3 2011-11-23

  • [Bug] #230: Fix regression re: combo of no fabfile & arbitrary command use. Thanks to Ali Saifee for the catch.
  • [Bug] #482: Parallel mode should imply linewise output; omission of this behavior was an oversight.
  • [Bug] #342: Combining cd with put and its use_sudo keyword caused an unrecoverable error. This has been fixed. Thanks to Egor M for the report.
  • [Bug] #341: append incorrectly failed to detect that the line(s) given already existed in files hidden to the remote user, and continued appending every time it ran. This has been fixed. Thanks to Dominique Peretti for the catch and Martin Vilcans for the patch.
  • [Bug] #397: Some poorly behaved objects in third party modules triggered exceptions during Fabric’s “classic or new-style task?” test. A fix has been added which tries to work around these.
  • [Bug] #400: Handle corner case of systems where pwd.getpwuid raises KeyError for the user’s UID instead of returning a valid string. Thanks to Dougal Matthews for the catch.
  • [Bug] #437: with_settings now correctly preserves the wrapped function’s docstring and other attributes. Thanks to Eric Buckley for the catch and Luke Plant for the patch.
  • [Bug] #443: exists didn’t expand tildes; now it does. Thanks to Riccardo Magliocchetti for the patch.
  • [Bug] #446: Add QNX to list of secondary-case sed targets. Thanks to Rodrigo Madruga for the tip.
  • [Bug] #450: Improve traceback display when handling ImportError for dependencies. Thanks to David Wolever for the patches.
  • [Bug] #475: Allow escaping of equals signs in per-task args/kwargs.
  • [Bug] #441: Specifying a task module as a task on the command line no longer blows up but presents the usual “no task by that name” error message instead. Thanks to Mitchell Hashimoto for the catch.

1.2.5 2011-11-23

  • [Bug] #230: Fix regression re: combo of no fabfile & arbitrary command use. Thanks to Ali Saifee for the catch.
  • [Bug] #482: Parallel mode should imply linewise output; omission of this behavior was an oversight.
  • [Bug] #342: Combining cd with put and its use_sudo keyword caused an unrecoverable error. This has been fixed. Thanks to Egor M for the report.
  • [Bug] #341: append incorrectly failed to detect that the line(s) given already existed in files hidden to the remote user, and continued appending every time it ran. This has been fixed. Thanks to Dominique Peretti for the catch and Martin Vilcans for the patch.
  • [Bug] #397: Some poorly behaved objects in third party modules triggered exceptions during Fabric’s “classic or new-style task?” test. A fix has been added which tries to work around these.
  • [Bug] #400: Handle corner case of systems where pwd.getpwuid raises KeyError for the user’s UID instead of returning a valid string. Thanks to Dougal Matthews for the catch.
  • [Bug] #437: with_settings now correctly preserves the wrapped function’s docstring and other attributes. Thanks to Eric Buckley for the catch and Luke Plant for the patch.
  • [Bug] #443: exists didn’t expand tildes; now it does. Thanks to Riccardo Magliocchetti for the patch.
  • [Bug] #446: Add QNX to list of secondary-case sed targets. Thanks to Rodrigo Madruga for the tip.
  • [Bug] #450: Improve traceback display when handling ImportError for dependencies. Thanks to David Wolever for the patches.
  • [Bug] #475: Allow escaping of equals signs in per-task args/kwargs.
  • [Bug] #441: Specifying a task module as a task on the command line no longer blows up but presents the usual “no task by that name” error message instead. Thanks to Mitchell Hashimoto for the catch.

1.1.7 2011-11-23

  • [Bug] #230: Fix regression re: combo of no fabfile & arbitrary command use. Thanks to Ali Saifee for the catch.
  • [Bug] #482: Parallel mode should imply linewise output; omission of this behavior was an oversight.
  • [Bug] #342: Combining cd with put and its use_sudo keyword caused an unrecoverable error. This has been fixed. Thanks to Egor M for the report.
  • [Bug] #341: append incorrectly failed to detect that the line(s) given already existed in files hidden to the remote user, and continued appending every time it ran. This has been fixed. Thanks to Dominique Peretti for the catch and Martin Vilcans for the patch.
  • [Bug] #397: Some poorly behaved objects in third party modules triggered exceptions during Fabric’s “classic or new-style task?” test. A fix has been added which tries to work around these.
  • [Bug] #400: Handle corner case of systems where pwd.getpwuid raises KeyError for the user’s UID instead of returning a valid string. Thanks to Dougal Matthews for the catch.
  • [Bug] #437: with_settings now correctly preserves the wrapped function’s docstring and other attributes. Thanks to Eric Buckley for the catch and Luke Plant for the patch.
  • [Bug] #443: exists didn’t expand tildes; now it does. Thanks to Riccardo Magliocchetti for the patch.
  • [Bug] #446: Add QNX to list of secondary-case sed targets. Thanks to Rodrigo Madruga for the tip.
  • [Bug] #450: Improve traceback display when handling ImportError for dependencies. Thanks to David Wolever for the patches.
  • [Bug] #475: Allow escaping of equals signs in per-task args/kwargs.
  • [Bug] #441: Specifying a task module as a task on the command line no longer blows up but presents the usual “no task by that name” error message instead. Thanks to Mitchell Hashimoto for the catch.

1.3.2 2011-11-07

  • [Support] #467: (also #468, #469) Handful of documentation clarification tweaks. Thanks to Paul Hoffman for the patches.
  • [Support] #459: Update our setup.py files to note that PyCrypto released 2.4.1, which fixes the setuptools problems.

1.2.4 2011-11-07

  • [Bug] #457: Ensured that Fabric fast-fails parallel tasks if any child processes encountered errors. Previously, multi-task invocations would continue to the 2nd, etc task when failures occurred, which does not fit with how Fabric usually behaves. Thanks to Github user sdcooke for the report and Morgan Goose for the fix.
  • [Support] #467: (also #468, #469) Handful of documentation clarification tweaks. Thanks to Paul Hoffman for the patches.
  • [Support] #459: Update our setup.py files to note that PyCrypto released 2.4.1, which fixes the setuptools problems.

1.1.6 2011-11-07

  • [Bug] #457: Ensured that Fabric fast-fails parallel tasks if any child processes encountered errors. Previously, multi-task invocations would continue to the 2nd, etc task when failures occurred, which does not fit with how Fabric usually behaves. Thanks to Github user sdcooke for the report and Morgan Goose for the fix.
  • [Support] #467: (also #468, #469) Handful of documentation clarification tweaks. Thanks to Paul Hoffman for the patches.
  • [Support] #459: Update our setup.py files to note that PyCrypto released 2.4.1, which fixes the setuptools problems.

1.3.1 2011-10-24

  • [Bug] #457: Ensured that Fabric fast-fails parallel tasks if any child processes encountered errors. Previously, multi-task invocations would continue to the 2nd, etc task when failures occurred, which does not fit with how Fabric usually behaves. Thanks to Github user sdcooke for the report and Morgan Goose for the fix.

1.3.0 2011-10-23

  • [Support] #416: Updated documentation to reflect move from Redmine to Github.
  • [Support] #393: Fixed a typo in an example code snippet in the task docs. Thanks to Hugo Garza for the catch.
  • [Feature] #19: Tasks may now be optionally executed in parallel. Please see the parallel execution docs for details. Major thanks to Morgan Goose for the initial implementation.
  • [Feature] #21: It is now possible, using the new execute API call, to execute task objects (by reference or by name) from within other tasks or in library mode. execute honors the other tasks’ hosts/roles decorators, and also supports passing in explicit host and/or role arguments.
  • [Support] #275: To support an edge use case of the features released in #19, and to lay the foundation for #275, we have forked Paramiko into the Python ‘ssh’ library and changed our dependency to it for Fabric 1.3 and higher. This may have implications for the more uncommon install use cases, and package maintainers, but we hope to iron out any issues as they come up.

1.2.3 2011-10-23

  • [Bug] #430: Tasks decorated with runs_once printed extraneous ‘Executing...’ status lines on subsequent invocations. This is noisy at best and misleading at worst, and has been corrected. Thanks to Jacob Kaplan-Moss for the report.
  • [Bug] #182: During display of remote stdout/stderr, Fabric occasionally printed extraneous line prefixes (which in turn sometimes overwrote wrapped text.) This has been fixed.
  • [Bug] #323: put forgot how to expand leading tildes in the remote file path. This has been corrected. Thanks to Piet Delport for the catch.

1.1.5 2011-10-23

  • [Bug] #430: Tasks decorated with runs_once printed extraneous ‘Executing...’ status lines on subsequent invocations. This is noisy at best and misleading at worst, and has been corrected. Thanks to Jacob Kaplan-Moss for the report.
  • [Bug] #182: During display of remote stdout/stderr, Fabric occasionally printed extraneous line prefixes (which in turn sometimes overwrote wrapped text.) This has been fixed.
  • [Bug] #323: put forgot how to expand leading tildes in the remote file path. This has been corrected. Thanks to Piet Delport for the catch.

1.0.5 2011-10-23

  • [Bug] #430: Tasks decorated with runs_once printed extraneous ‘Executing...’ status lines on subsequent invocations. This is noisy at best and misleading at worst, and has been corrected. Thanks to Jacob Kaplan-Moss for the report.
  • [Bug] #182: During display of remote stdout/stderr, Fabric occasionally printed extraneous line prefixes (which in turn sometimes overwrote wrapped text.) This has been fixed.
  • [Bug] #323: put forgot how to expand leading tildes in the remote file path. This has been corrected. Thanks to Piet Delport for the catch.

1.2.2 2011-09-01

  • [Bug] #303: Updated terminal size detection to correctly skip over non-tty stdout, such as when running fab taskname | other_command.
  • [Bug] #373: Re-added missing functionality preventing host exclusion from working correctly.
  • [Bug] #396: --shortlist broke after the addition of --list-format and no longer displayed the short list format correctly. This has been fixed.
  • [Support] #393: Fixed a typo in an example code snippet in the task docs. Thanks to Hugo Garza for the catch.
  • [Bug] #252: settings would silently fail to set env values for keys which did not exist outside the context manager block. It now works as expected. Thanks to Will Maier for the catch and suggested solution.

1.1.4 2011-09-01

  • [Bug] #303: Updated terminal size detection to correctly skip over non-tty stdout, such as when running fab taskname | other_command.
  • [Bug] #373: Re-added missing functionality preventing host exclusion from working correctly.
  • [Bug] #396: --shortlist broke after the addition of --list-format and no longer displayed the short list format correctly. This has been fixed.
  • [Support] #393: Fixed a typo in an example code snippet in the task docs. Thanks to Hugo Garza for the catch.
  • [Bug] #252: settings would silently fail to set env values for keys which did not exist outside the context manager block. It now works as expected. Thanks to Will Maier for the catch and suggested solution.

1.0.4 2011-09-01

  • [Bug] #303: Updated terminal size detection to correctly skip over non-tty stdout, such as when running fab taskname | other_command.
  • [Bug] #373: Re-added missing functionality preventing host exclusion from working correctly.
  • [Bug] #396: --shortlist broke after the addition of --list-format and no longer displayed the short list format correctly. This has been fixed.
  • [Support] #393: Fixed a typo in an example code snippet in the task docs. Thanks to Hugo Garza for the catch.
  • [Bug] #252: settings would silently fail to set env values for keys which did not exist outside the context manager block. It now works as expected. Thanks to Will Maier for the catch and suggested solution.

1.2.1 2011-08-21

  • [Bug] #389: Fixed/improved error handling when Paramiko import fails. Thanks to Brian Luft for the catch.
  • [Support] #416: Updated documentation to reflect move from Redmine to Github.
  • [Bug] #417: abort_on_prompts would incorrectly abort when set to True, even if both password and host were defined. This has been fixed. Thanks to Valerie Ishida for the report.

1.1.3 2011-08-21

  • [Bug] #380: Improved unicode support when testing objects for being string-like. Thanks to Jiri Barton for catch & patch.
  • [Bug] #389: Fixed/improved error handling when Paramiko import fails. Thanks to Brian Luft for the catch.
  • [Support] #416: Updated documentation to reflect move from Redmine to Github.
  • [Bug] #417: abort_on_prompts would incorrectly abort when set to True, even if both password and host were defined. This has been fixed. Thanks to Valerie Ishida for the report.

1.0.3 2011-08-21

  • [Bug] #380: Improved unicode support when testing objects for being string-like. Thanks to Jiri Barton for catch & patch.
  • [Bug] #389: Fixed/improved error handling when Paramiko import fails. Thanks to Brian Luft for the catch.
  • [Support] #416: Updated documentation to reflect move from Redmine to Github.
  • [Bug] #417: abort_on_prompts would incorrectly abort when set to True, even if both password and host were defined. This has been fixed. Thanks to Valerie Ishida for the report.

1.2.0 2011-07-12