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camping - small Ruby web framework for MVC type applications


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:

Host for web server to bind to (default is all IPs)
Port for web server (defaults to 3301)
SQLite3 database path (defaults to ~/.camping.db)
Run in console mode with IRB
Server to force (mongrel, webrick, console)

Common options:

-?, --help
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The default database file.


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

May 2010 camping 2.0