camping app1.rb app2.rb...


Camping is a web framework which consistently stays at less than 4kb of code. The idea here is to store a complete fledgling web application (written in Ruby) in a single file like many small CGIs, but to organize it as a Model-View-Controller application like Rails does. You can then easily move it to Rails once you've got it going.

Specific options:

-h, --host HOSTNAME

Host for web server to bind to (default is all IPs)

-p, --port NUM

Port for web server (defaults to 3301)

-d, --database FILE

SQLite3 database path (defaults to ~/.camping.db)

-C, --console

Run in console mode with IRB

-s, --server NAME

Server to force (mongrel, webrick, console)

Common options:

-?, --help

Show this message

-v, --version

Show version



The default database file.

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This manual page was written by Paul van Tilburg <[email protected]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).