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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/4560181

A follow up on [DISCUSS] Website to monitor Lemmy servers' performance/availability


I wanted to experiment w/ Lemmy's APIs to, eventually, build a public-facing performance monitoring solution for Lemmy.

It started w/ a couple of shell commands which I found myself repeating. Then I recalled the saying "Don't repeat yourself - make Make make things happen for you!" and, well, stopped typing commands in bash.

Instead I, incrementally, wrote a makefile to do the crud work for me (esp thanks to its declarative style): https://github.com/bahmanm/lemmy-clerk/blob/v0.0.1/run-clerk


TBH there's nothing special about the file. But I thought I'd share this primarily b/c it is a demonstration of the patterns I usually use in my makefiles and I'd love some feedback on those.

Additionally, it's a real world use-case for bmakelib (a library that I maintain 😎 )

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