snipt VS z-run

Compare snipt vs z-run and see what are their differences.

snipt

multiple remote platform snippet-code manager command. (by blacknon)

z-run

z-run -- scripting library lightweight Go-based tool (by volution)
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snipt

Posts with mentions or reviews of snipt. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

z-run

Posts with mentions or reviews of z-run. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-03-25.
  • Show HN: Z-run – scripting library lightweight tool
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 26 Jul 2022
  • Show HN: Automation the KISS way. No YAML involved
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Mar 2022
    I couldn't agree more with you about Ansible... I've started using Ansible in two projects, and I think it was enough for me... Ansible is perhaps great when you have granular tasks, that maybe don't need to communicate between them, or perhaps that don't have too much logic (or worse loops). However, as soon as your Ansible "scripts" start becoming actual "scripts", everything gets out of hand... (Also the performance is terrible due to the fact that each task is "bundled" on the host, copied remotely, extracted, executed, deleted, repeat for each and every instance of the same task...)

    ----

    Now about your `tricorder`, by looking at the readme, I gather it just allows one to run the same command over multiple hosts (filtered by name or tag), but nothing beyond that? How could one run for example a pipeline of tools on the remote hosts? (I assume `bash -c 'tool-1 | tool-2'`, but with careful escaping?)

    Perhaps a first step towards actually being an "Ansible replacement" would be to bring back in some "scripting" ability. For example instead of giving each command as arguments, there could be a "library of scripts", and the user can choose one of those to run on each remote host. Then those scripts could be written in whatever language the user chooses (`bash`, Python, Ruby, etc.)

    Also, with regard to the "library of scripts", one thing that Ansible got right is the possibility to put multiple different tasks in the same file, thus one doesn't need 20 files for 20 small tasks, but instead these can be put inside the same YAML file.

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    For example this is how I did it in my own "Ansible replacement", <https://github.com/volution/z-run>, like for example, one can write something like these snippets: <https://github.com/volution/z-run/blob/development/examples/...> (see `ssh / launch / simple` that runs locally which just calls `z-run ssh "${_target}" ':: ssh / remote / main' "${@}"`, which is in itself a non trivial `bash` script, one that will run remotely.)

    In the end, what I think we need, is a tool to easily run "scripts" on a remote system, but make it as easy to use as it would be on the local machine. (Sort of like the RPC but across SSH and for scripts.)

  • In support of single binary executable packages
    10 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 2 Mar 2022
    Good point!

    I'll add to that READMEs, LICENSEs, SBOMs (Software Bill of Materials), example configuration files, etc. How to supply all those files when all one gets is a single binary executable?

    Simple! Bundle everything in the executable.

    As a bonus, because the tool outputs these files, it can now generated them dynamically. For example instead of a bland configuration file, with all the possible integrations commented out, it could either try to auto-detect where it's running and what's available, or present the user with a question-answer session to fill in the details.

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    For example, a pet project of mine <https://github.com/volution/z-run>:

    z-run --readme # shows the README with `less` (if on TTY) or to `stdout`

    z-run --readme-html # for the HTML version to be opened in `lynx`

    z-run --manual # or --manual-man or --manual-html

    z-run --sbom # or --sbom-json or --sbom-html

    It even gives you the source code:

    z-run --sources-cpio | cpio -t

    So, does your tool need a `.desktop` file? Just create a flag for that.

    Or, if there are too many such extra files needed to be placed wherever provide an `--extras-cpio` and dump them as an archive, or if placing them requires some work, provide an `--extras-install`, but before `sudo`, kindly ask the user for permission.

    Granted all this requires some extra work, and increases the bulkiness of the executable, but:

    * all that extra code can be extracted into a common library; (I intend to do that for my software;)

    * if all these are compressed, especially being text-only, they are a fraction of the final executable;

    ----

    I am especially proud of the `--sources-cpio` option. Is something broken with a particular version of the tool that you rely on? Great, instead of bumbling around GitHub to find the particular commit that was used to build this particular version, I can just get the sources from my tool and use those. All I need is the build tools, which in case of Go is another `.tar.gz`.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing snipt and z-run you can also consider the following projects:

rust-opendingux-test - OpenGL on RG350M demo

tricorder - Automation the KISS way

warp - Create self-contained single binary applications

automate - Native bash script for automate tasks in a multiple servers

ocurrent - Keeps things up-to-date (a CI/CD pipeline OCaml eDSL)

pkg - Package your Node.js project into an executable

cheats - cheats allows you to create interactive cheat sheets for the command line.

Main - 📦 The default bucket for Scoop.

rust-cross - Everything you need to know about cross compiling Rust programs!

meson - The Meson Build System

sdk - Core functionality needed to create .NET Core projects, that is shared between Visual Studio and CLI

runtimelab - This repo is for experimentation and exploring new ideas that may or may not make it into the main dotnet/runtime repo.

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