This package provides all the functionality for the 'pepper' command script, which allows you to configure and start/stop the Pepper Plack service.

sudo pepper setup

This is the configuration mode. The Pepper workspace will be created as a 'pepper' directory within your home directory, aka $ENV{HOME}/pepper, unless it already exists. You will be prompted for the configuration options, and your configuration file will be created or overwritten.

pepper test-db

This will perform a basic connection / query test on the database config you provided via 'pepper setup'.

pepper set-endpoint [URI] [PerlModule]

This creates an endpoint mapping in Pepper to tell Plack how to dispatch incoming requests. The first argument is a URI and the second is a target Perl module for handing GET/POST requests to the URI. If these two arguments are not given, you will be prompted for the information. Use 'default' for the URI to set a default endpoint handler.

If the Perl module does not exist under $ENV{HOME}/pepper/lib, an initial version will be created.

pepper list-endpoints

This will output your configured endpoint mappings.

pepper test-endpoint [URI]

This will run Plack::Test against the URI's endpoint to see that it will return 200 OK. This is not a test of functionality, just a test that the endpoint executes and returns 200.

pepper delete-endpoint [URI]

Removes an endpoint mapping from Pepper. The Perl module will not be deleted.

pepper start [#Workers] [dev-reload]

Attempts to start the Plack service. Provide an integer for the #Workers to spcify the maximum number of Plack processes to run. The default is 10.

If you indicate a number of workers plus 'dev-reload' as the third argument, Plack will be started with the auto-reload option to auto-detect changes to your code. If that is not provided, you will need to issue 'pepper restart' to put your code changes into effect. Enabling dev-reload will slow down Plack significantly, so it is only appropriate for development environments.

pepper restart

Restarts the Plack service and put your code changes into effect.