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.Dd September 18, 2006
.Dt CAP 1
.Os
.Sh NAME
.Nm cap 
.Nd Ruby on Rails web applications deployment utility 
.Sh SYNOPSIS
.Nm cap 
.Op options
.Ar args 
.Nm capify 
.Op options
.Ar args 
.Sh DESCRIPTION
.Nm Capistrano 
is a utility for deploying web applications would be akin to saying that computers are machines that let you type school papers. It's a gross understatement. 
.Nm Capistrano 
is actually capable of doing far, far more than just deploying web apps. However, because deployment of web apps is what 
.Nm Capistrano 
was originally created for, this manual will focus on that, and then spend a little time at the end showing some of the other possibilities.
.Pp
For more information about the
.Nm
cap
and
.Nm
capify
commands you can use their
.Fl -h
flag. There is also online documentation available at "http://manuals.rubyonrails.com/read/chapter/97".
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr rails 1
.Xr ruby 1
.Sh HISTORY
Capistrano was originally called SwitchTower. The name was changed in March 2006 in response to a trademark conflict.
.Sh AUTHORS
Capistrano was created by
.An Jamis Buck Aq jamis@37signals.com
and
.An David Heinemeier Hansson Aq david@loudthinking.com
.