I spent a ton of time trying to figure it out, and it ended up being a punctuation problem.
So basically, this is it:
xxxxxis your conf file
However, if you want to script it, like I did, you want to be able to start the deployment process from the shell as well.
The documentation said:
Deploy a configuration of your app to a Run@Cloud app id. Arguments are:<br />
(1) the base name of a conf file in your project's conf directory, defaulting to "application"/<br />
(2) Optional. The application id to which this configuration should deploy. You can omit this<br />
arg if you have either set cloudbees.applicationId in the config file from the first<br />
arg or have set the project ID in your PlayProject.<br />
Example usage: `> cloudbees-deploy-config live`, where live.conf exists in the project's conf/<br />
directory and contains a key cloudbees.applicationId.<br />
So I tried: play cloudbees-deploy-config xxxxx
That did not work – I got an error like this:
[success] Total time: 110 s, completed Mar 15, 2013 9:08:36 PM<br />
[error] Not a valid command: xxxxx (similar: run)<br />
[error] Expected '/'<br />
[error] Expected ':'<br />
[error] Not a valid key: xxxxx (similar: run)<br />
Thanks to help on stackoverflow, I discovered that it was just missing quotes!
play "cloudbees-deploy-config xxxxx"
Here is the link to the Stackoverflow thread if you want more details: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15441628/how-can-i-specify-which-application-conf-to-user-when-deploying-on-cloudbees