RAKE – Ruby Make

home

github.com/ruby/rake

bugs

github.com/ruby/rake/issues

docs

docs.seattlerb.org/rake

Description

Rake is a Make-like program implemented in Ruby. Tasks and dependencies are specified in standard Ruby syntax.

Rake has the following features:

Installation

Gem Installation

Download and install rake with the following.

gem install rake

Usage

Simple Example

First, you must write a “Rakefile” file which contains the build rules. Here's a simple example:

task default: %w[test]

task :test do
  ruby "test/unittest.rb"
end

This Rakefile has two tasks:

Running the “rake” command without any options will cause it to run the “default” task in the Rakefile:

% ls
Rakefile     test/
% rake
(in /home/some_user/Projects/rake)
ruby test/unittest.rb
....unit test output here...

Type “rake –help” for all available options.

Resources

Rake Information

Presentations and Articles about Rake

Other Make Re-envisionings …

Rake is a late entry in the make replacement field. Here are links to other projects with similar (and not so similar) goals.

Credits

Ryan Dlugosz

For the initial conversation that sparked Rake.

nobu.nokada@softhome.net

For the initial patch for rule support.

Tilman Sauerbeck <tilman@code-monkey.de>

For the recursive rule patch.

Eric Hodel

For aid in maintaining rake.

License

Rake is available under an MIT-style license.

:include: MIT-LICENSE


Other stuff

Author

Jim Weirich <jim.weirich@gmail.com>

Requires

Ruby 1.8.7 or later

License

Copyright Jim Weirich. Released under an MIT-style license. See the MIT-LICENSE file included in the distribution.

Warranty

This software is provided “as is” and without any express or implied warranties, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.