release - Release staged content to the target server


release [ -debug ] [ -terse | -verbose ] project [ proj ... ] [ host ]


The release tool is the third stage of the developer-side release process. When run, this tool bundles the content intended for deployment to a web host and manages the transaction of sending the data to the target and verifying successful delivery.


The release tool requires at least one project be specified. Additionally, the target host should be specified. This value may be inferred from the project name by examining the staging area for those hosts to which the project has been previously prepared for deployment. In this case, release selects the host that has been most recently staged for. The user is given a warning message that a default, inferred host is being used, thus allowing them to abort if the host is incorrect. More than one project may be specified on the command line, but all projects will be released to the same host, and only the first project specified will be used to deduce a target host in absence of a command-line value.

The other options recognized in



dev_rls_tool, populate, stage


The tool release is built first around the use of the HTTP mechanism for data transportation. The use and support of FTP is secondary. Certain additional arguments previously used for release to the corporate server are in the process of being re-evaluated as possibly obsoleted in favor of configuration values.


Randy J. Ray <>


Kevin Greene