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SOW(1) sow (ruby-hoe) SOW(1)


sow - command line interface for the Hoe gem creation helper library


sow [options] project_name


sow is a command-line interface for hoe.

hoe is a rake/rubygems helper for Rakefiles. It helps you manage, maintain, and release your project and includes a dynamic plug-in system allowing for easy extensibility. The included plug-ins help with your usual project tasks, including rdoc generation, testing, packaging, deployment, and announcement. Many third-party plug-ins are also available.


-t, --trunk
Add project to project_name/trunk/
-d, --dev
Add project to project_name/dev/
-s style, --style style
Use the template style
-h, --help
Show a help message similar to this page.


sow and hoe were created by Ryan Davis.

This page was written for the Debian project be can be used by others.


More comprehensive documentation for hoe is located under /usr/share/doc/ruby-hoe/rdoc/index.html, and online at An additional manual is available at
August 2014 hoe 3.12.0