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A utility for executing commands in multiple directories.





multitasker is a utility for executing commands in multiple directories.


npm -g install multitasker


multitasker keeps track of directories via tags you define. Commands can then be executed in the tagged directories.

Managing tags

Tagging directories is easy:

$ multitasker tag work # if no directories are provided, the current directory is used
$ multitasker tag work ~/work/client ~/work/server # or you can specify directories

You can view your tagged directories via multitasker tags and un-tag directories using multitasker untag (or delete tags altogether using multitasker rmtag). Tags are stored in ~/.multitasker.conf.

Executing commands

Commands are executed via multitasker exec:

$ multitasker exec work git pull # runs "git pull" in all directories tagged "work"

By default, the commands are executed in each directory simultaneously. If desired, a max number of concurrent executions can be defined with the -m or --max flag. For example, this may be useful for commands that involve SSH connections (like git pull), for which there is a limit of simultaneous connections for a given machine.

Commands can also be run sequentially in each tagged directory, with the -s or --serial flag. This may be useful for memory- or CPU-intensive processes.

Help and options

For more options, run multitasker -h or multitasker <subcommand> -h.