This extension provides a script to help you manage Silva sites in the Zope instance from the command line. This will add script into the bin directory of your installation called silva.

For most of the operations, the script requires you to provide the Zope 2 configuration file with the option -c.

By default you can , view the Silva site in the root of your database, create and delete Silva sites, and users to them, pack your database, and remove old versions of versioned content.

The script is however pluggable. An another default command provided by silva.core.upgrade extension let you to upgrade a Silva site.

Default commands


Manage Silva sites:

  • List existing Silva sites,
  • Add a new Silva site,
  • Delete an existing Silva site,
  • Install documentation into an existing Silva site,
  • Add a user into an existing Silva site.

Multiple actions can done at the same time: you can create a new Silva, install the documentation and add a user to it.

Pack a database. The database name and the number of days to pack can be provided on the command line.
Convert Silva file storage accordingly to the service files settings.
Delete old closed versions from versioned content. The number of version to keep is configurable.
Export content into a ZEXP file.
Import a ZEXP file.
Import an Silva XML file.

Code repository

The code source for this extension can be found in Mercurial at:

Available releases

Release version Release date Release files
silva.system.utils 1.4.2 Aug 26, 2013 5:39:56 PM silva.system.utils-1.4.2.tar.gz
silva.system.utils 1.4.1 May 23, 2013 3:04:45 PM silva.system.utils-1.4.1.tar.gz
silva.system.utils 1.4 Mar 6, 2013 1:18:22 PM silva.system.utils-1.4.tar.gz
silva.system.utils 1.3 Dec 11, 2012 12:22:12 PM silva.system.utils-1.3.tar.gz
silva.system.utils 1.2 Sep 24, 2012 2:57:30 PM silva.system.utils-1.2.tar.gz
silva.system.utils 1.1 Feb 23, 2012 5:49:49 PM silva.system.utils-1.1.tar.gz
silva.system.utils 1.0 Nov 10, 2011 3:56:56 PM silva.system.utils-1.0.tar.gz

License: New BSD