Common deployment/sysadmin operations, built on Fabric
Patchwork is a mid-level library of Unix system administration primitives such as "install package" or "create user account", interrogative functionality for introspecting system state, and other commonly useful functions built on top of the
Patchwork is just an API: it has no concept of "recipes", "manifests", "classes", "roles" or other high level organizational units. This is left up to the user or wrapping libraries.
Puppet_. Patchwork is closest in nature to those tools' "resources."
It is implemented in shell calls, typically sent over SSH from a local workstation.
~invoke.context.Contextobject and can thus run locally or remotely, depending on the specific context supplied by the caller.