Alternatives and Prior Art

There is no shortage of command runners! Some more or less similar alternatives to just include:

  • make: The Unix build tool that inspired just. There are a few different modern day descendents of the original make, including FreeBSD Make and GNU Make.
  • task: A YAML-based command runner written in Go.
  • maid: A Markdown-based command runner written in JavaScript.
  • microsoft/just: A JavasScript-based command runner written in JavaScript.
  • cargo-make: A command runner for Rust projects.
  • mmake: A wrapper around make with a number of improvements, including remote includes.
  • robo: A YAML-based command runner written in Go.
  • mask: A Markdown-based command runner written in Rust.
  • makesure: A simple and portable command runner written in AWK and shell.
  • haku: A make-like command runner written in Rust.