PatchKit Tools is a set of scripts that can be used to access PatchKit capabilities from the command line. With PatchKit Tools you can:
- Upload new app version
- Change any version label or changelog
- Publish new app version
The most important PatchKit tools feature is the ability to upload & publish newly created version at once. For this task you can use
patchkit-tools make-version command with or without parameters.
PatchKit Tools require Ruby installation. Remember to check “Add Ruby executables to your PATH” during the installation.
Then you need to install required gems. Open console and start with
gem install bundler
Then go to the repository
patchkit-tools/src folder and perform
In case of certificate failure
Trying to install the bundler, some users may encounter SSL certificate failure. In this case we’d suggest you to download this certificate file (cacert.pem) and put it in any directory (eg. C:\RailsInstaller\cacert.pem). Then open a command line and type:
This will assign the certificate and will allow you to download all the necessary assets. The certificate will remain assigned until the current terminal is closed.
Every tool is started by
patchkit-tools command. The working directory is set to location from which script was called.
patchkit-tools [tool_name] [tool_arguments]
Displaying help and tools list
Displaying specific tool help
patchkit-tools [tool_name] --help
patchkit-tools commands have no tool for creating an application directly from the command line, so in order to create the application, please follow the steps in Create the application paragraph in the Getting Started section.
Uploading application version with tools
make-version tool allows you to create a new version of your project by uploading only the diff files. It means you don’t have to upload the whole new version of your project to PatchKit. If
make-version is executed for uploading the very first version of the project, then the whole project content will be uploaded.
patchkit-tools make-version [-s secret] [-a api_key] [-l label] [-f files] [-c changelog]
Adding new version
patchkit-tools make-version -s aa11bb22cc33dd55ee66ff77gg88hh99 -a zz99yy88xx77ww66vv55uu44tt33ss22rr11 -l “Second version” -f BuildFolder
Adding new version and assigning the changelog
patchkit-tools make-version -s aa11bb22cc33dd55ee66ff77gg88hh99 -a zz99yy88xx77ww66vv55uu44tt33ss22rr11 -l “Third version” -f BuildFolder -c "-feature 1\n-feature 2"
patchkit-tools make-version --help to learn syntax.