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From muji <>
Subject Re: ANN: rlx(1) - Couchdb command line interface
Date Thu, 14 Jan 2016 03:15:47 GMT
Hi Pete,

Thanks for the message. I am glad you are enjoying it so far :)

The *app* functionality came from a desire to separate the elements of
design documents into a more structured approach and eventually came to
include database documents (and attachments) as well; so in effect it can
represent an entire *application*. Re-reading the man page I can see the
documentation needs improving, I have raised #5 (

Probably the easiest thing to do to get a grasp on it, is to browse the
test fixture:

I will try to expand more on this with some updated documentation. You may
also want to experiment with the *deploy* command as that follows all the
recommended steps to re-deploy a view in a production environment.

To get an idea of how the test fixture correlates to a single design
document, with the rlx repository as the working directory, try this
(couchdb running on localhost):

rlx i
cd :lh
db add mydb
cd mydb
app push test/fixtures/app -i myddoc
app get myddoc

I just tried this with the 2.x alpha version and it is working fine, I see
the entire collated design document in Fauxton. Hope that helps a little
with the app command.

Because the *app* command encapsulates a design document (and it's views) I
hope this also answers the second part of your question. Although,
executing and querying views still needs some work from what I recall to
cater for pagination and large result sets.

Feel free to raise questions and bugs on github!

Cheers - muji.

On 14 January 2016 at 09:59, Peter Figliozzi <>

> I have installed rlx and am keeping an interactive session open as I start
> two new Couch projects this week.  Lovely so far, especially the vim
> integration.
> Muji, can you please explain the "app" functionality?  Reading the man page
> on "app", it feels like rlx is supposed to know about view, list, show,
> etc., files in a project tree and put them into the design doc.  And can
> you give an example of creating a new design doc using the templates?  I
> get the same design doc created no matter what I put after "-t".
> Backing up a bit, maybe you could outline how rlx is intended to be used
> with design docs and writing views, etc.
> Thanks much,
> Pete
> On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 10:40 PM, muji <> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am pleased to announce rlx[1], a full-featured command line interface
> for
> > couchdb:
> >
> > npm i -g rlx && rlx i
> >
> > Will launch an interactive session. Documentation is built in as man
> pages
> > with the `help` command - note that to edit documents `vim` is required.
> >
> > It was built and tested against couchdb 1.6.x and if people find it
> useful
> > I could contribute some more time for couchdb 2.x compatibility.
> >
> > All feedback very welcome - especially bugs[2]!
> >
> > Relax and enjoy!
> >
> > [1]:
> > [2]:
> >

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