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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: App vs Data
Date Wed, 18 May 2005 12:28:29 GMT
Tim Williams wrote:
> I'm having a difficult time understanding where the Forrest
> application ends and where the data for the site begins.  Is there
> always a one-to-one relationship between the Forrest app and a site? 
> In other words can the app be used to operate on multiple sites or is
> the site configuration so inter-twined with the application that one
> needs separate "instances" of Forrest for each site (changing
> "$FORREST_HOME" for each site)?

All configs for a site, are site dependant. That is they are defined in 
the site not in Forrest itself. SO the answer is you need 1 instance of 
Forrest for any number of sites.

> In terms of Forrest directory structure, I think here's what I'm asking:
> Instead of:
> ..\src\documentation
> ..\src\site1-documentation
> ..\src\site2-documentation
> ..\src\site3-documentation
> Where site1, site2, and site3 are totally different web sites.  I
> guess the command line would somehow have to support an extra
> parameter naming the site to be built/run.
> Any help in understanding this would be appreciated.

You should have:


In order to get started we provide a "forrest seed" command that will 
create the necessary config files and directory structure. So all you 
need to do is:

mkdir site1
cd site1
forrest seed

and then start editing your configuration and site data.

See out docs for more info:



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