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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.


Add project to project_name/trunk/
Add project to project_name/dev/
Use the template style
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