rake man page

rake — a make-like build utility for Ruby

Synopsis

rake [-f rakefile] {Options} TARGETS...

Description

rake is a make-like build utility for Ruby. Tasks and dependencies are specified in standard Ruby syntax.

Options

-m, --multitask
Treat all tasks as multitasks.
-B, --build-all
Build all prerequisites, including those which are up-to-date.
-j, --jobs [NUMBER]
Specifies the maximum number of tasks to execute in parallel (default is number of CPU cores + 4).

Modules

-I, --libdir LIBDIR
Include LIBDIR in the search path for required modules.
-r, --require MODULE
Require MODULE before executing rakefile.

Rakefile location

-f, --rakefile [FILENAME]
Use FILENAME as the rakefile to search for.
-N, --no-search, --nosearch
Do not search parent directories for the Rakefile.
-G, --no-system, --nosystem
Use standard project Rakefile search paths, ignore system wide rakefiles.
-R, --rakelibdir RAKELIBDIR
Auto-import any .rake files in RAKELIBDIR (default is 'rakelib')

--rakelib

-g, --system
Using system wide (global) rakefiles (usually '~/.rake/*.rake').

Debugging

--backtrace=[OUT]
Enable full backtrace. OUT can be stderr (default) or stdout.
-t, --trace=[OUT]
Turn on invoke/execute tracing, enable full backtrace. OUT can be stderr (default) or stdout.
--suppress-backtrace PATTERN
Suppress backtrace lines matching regexp PATTERN. Ignored if --trace is on.
--rules
Trace the rules resolution.
-n, --dry-run
Do a dry run without executing actions.
-T, --tasks [PATTERN]
Display the tasks (matching optional PATTERN) with descriptions, then exit.
-D, --describe [PATTERN]
Describe the tasks (matching optional PATTERN), then exit.
-W, --where [PATTERN]
Describe the tasks (matching optional PATTERN), then exit.
-P, --prereqs
Display the tasks and dependencies, then exit.
-e, --execute CODE
Execute some Ruby code and exit.
-p, --execute-print CODE
Execute some Ruby code, print the result, then exit.
-E, --execute-continue CODE
Execute some Ruby code, then continue with normal task processing.

Information

-v, --verbose
Log message to standard output.
-q, --quiet
Do not log messages to standard output.
-s, --silent
Like --quiet, but also suppresses the 'in directory' announcement.
-X, --no-deprecation-warnings
Disable the deprecation warnings.
--comments
Show commented tasks only
-A, --all
Show all tasks, even uncommented ones (in combination with -T or -D)
--job-stats [LEVEL]
Display job statistics. LEVEL=history displays a complete job list
-V, --version
Display the program version.
-h, -H, --help
Display a help message.

See Also

The complete documentation for rake has been installed at /usr/share/doc/rake-doc/html/index.html. It is also available online at http://docs.seattlerb.org/rake.

Author

rake was written by Jim Weirich <jim@weirichhouse.org>

This manual was created by Caitlin Matos <caitlin.matos@zoho.com> for the Debian project (but may be used by others). It was inspired by the manual by Jani Monoses <jani@iv.ro> for the Ubuntu project.

Referenced By

chake(1).

December 3, 2014 rake 10.4.2 Rake User Commands