Module: Rails::Generators

Defined in:
actionmailer/lib/rails/generators/mailer/mailer_generator.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/base.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/actions.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/app_base.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/migration.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/test_case.rb,
railties/lib/rails/commands/application.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/named_base.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/active_model.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/model_helpers.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/resource_helpers.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/testing/behaviour.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/testing/assertions.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/generated_attribute.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/rails/app/app_generator.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/actions/create_migration.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/rails/task/task_generator.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/testing/setup_and_teardown.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/rails/model/model_generator.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/rails/assets/assets_generator.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/rails/plugin/plugin_generator.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/rails/helper/helper_generator.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/rails/scaffold/scaffold_generator.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/rails/resource/resource_generator.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/rails/migration/migration_generator.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/rails/generator/generator_generator.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/rails/controller/controller_generator.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/rails/resource_route/resource_route_generator.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/rails/integration_test/integration_test_generator.rb,
railties/lib/rails/generators/rails/scaffold_controller/scaffold_controller_generator.rb

Defined Under Namespace

Modules: Actions, Migration, ModelHelpers, ResourceHelpers, Testing Classes: ARGVScrubber, ActiveModel, AppBase, AppGenerator, AssetsGenerator, Base, ControllerGenerator, Error, GeneratedAttribute, GeneratorGenerator, HelperGenerator, IntegrationTestGenerator, MailerGenerator, MigrationGenerator, ModelGenerator, NamedBase, PluginGenerator, ResourceGenerator, ResourceRouteGenerator, ScaffoldControllerGenerator, ScaffoldGenerator, TaskGenerator, TestCase

Constant Summary

DEFAULT_ALIASES =
{
  rails: {
    actions: '-a',
    orm: '-o',
    javascripts: '-j',
    javascript_engine: '-je',
    resource_controller: '-c',
    scaffold_controller: '-c',
    stylesheets: '-y',
    stylesheet_engine: '-se',
    template_engine: '-e',
    test_framework: '-t'
  },

  test_unit: {
    fixture_replacement: '-r',
  }
}
DEFAULT_OPTIONS =
{
  rails: {
    assets: true,
    force_plural: false,
    helper: true,
    integration_tool: nil,
    javascripts: true,
    javascript_engine: :js,
    orm: false,
    resource_controller: :controller,
    resource_route: true,
    scaffold_controller: :scaffold_controller,
    stylesheets: true,
    stylesheet_engine: :css,
    test_framework: false,
    template_engine: :erb
  }
}
RAILS_DEV_PATH =

We need to store the RAILS_DEV_PATH in a constant, otherwise the path can change in Ruby 1.8.7 when we FileUtils.cd.

File.expand_path("../../../../../..", File.dirname(__FILE__))
RESERVED_NAMES =
%w[application destroy plugin runner test]

Class Method Summary (collapse)

Class Method Details

+ (Object) aliases

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# File 'railties/lib/rails/generators.rb', line 78

def self.aliases #:nodoc:
  @aliases ||= DEFAULT_ALIASES.dup
end

+ (Object) configure!(config)

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# File 'railties/lib/rails/generators.rb', line 64

def self.configure!(config) #:nodoc:
  no_color! unless config.colorize_logging
  aliases.deep_merge! config.aliases
  options.deep_merge! config.options
  fallbacks.merge! config.fallbacks
  templates_path.concat config.templates
  templates_path.uniq!
  hide_namespaces(*config.hidden_namespaces)
end

+ (Object) fallbacks

Hold configured generators fallbacks. If a plugin developer wants a generator group to fallback to another group in case of missing generators, they can add a fallback.

For example, shoulda is considered a test_framework and is an extension of test_unit. However, most part of shoulda generators are similar to test_unit ones.

Shoulda then can tell generators to search for test_unit generators when some of them are not available by adding a fallback:

Rails::Generators.fallbacks[:shoulda] = :test_unit


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# File 'railties/lib/rails/generators.rb', line 98

def self.fallbacks
  @fallbacks ||= {}
end

+ (Object) find_by_namespace(name, base = nil, context = nil)

Rails finds namespaces similar to thor, it only adds one rule:

Generators names must end with “_generator.rb”. This is required because Rails looks in load paths and loads the generator just before it's going to be used.

find_by_namespace :webrat, :rails, :integration

Will search for the following generators:

"rails:webrat", "webrat:integration", "webrat"

Notice that “rails:generators:webrat” could be loaded as well, what Rails looks for is the first and last parts of the namespace.



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# File 'railties/lib/rails/generators.rb', line 125

def self.find_by_namespace(name, base=nil, context=nil) #:nodoc:
  lookups = []
  lookups << "#{base}:#{name}"    if base
  lookups << "#{name}:#{context}" if context

  unless base || context
    unless name.to_s.include?(?:)
      lookups << "#{name}:#{name}"
      lookups << "rails:#{name}"
    end
    lookups << "#{name}"
  end

  lookup(lookups)

  namespaces = Hash[subclasses.map { |klass| [klass.namespace, klass] }]

  lookups.each do |namespace|
    klass = namespaces[namespace]
    return klass if klass
  end

  invoke_fallbacks_for(name, base) || invoke_fallbacks_for(context, name)
end

+ (Object) help(command = 'generate')

Show help message with available generators.



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# File 'railties/lib/rails/generators.rb', line 201

def self.help(command = 'generate')
  lookup!

  namespaces = subclasses.map{ |k| k.namespace }
  namespaces.sort!

  groups = Hash.new { |h,k| h[k] = [] }
  namespaces.each do |namespace|
    base = namespace.split(':').first
    groups[base] << namespace
  end

  puts "Usage: rails #{command} GENERATOR [args] [options]"
  puts
  puts "General options:"
  puts "  -h, [--help]     # Print generator's options and usage"
  puts "  -p, [--pretend]  # Run but do not make any changes"
  puts "  -f, [--force]    # Overwrite files that already exist"
  puts "  -s, [--skip]     # Skip files that already exist"
  puts "  -q, [--quiet]    # Suppress status output"
  puts
  puts "Please choose a generator below."
  puts

  # Print Rails defaults first.
  rails = groups.delete("rails")
  rails.map! { |n| n.sub(/^rails:/, '') }
  rails.delete("app")
  rails.delete("plugin")
  print_list("rails", rails)

  hidden_namespaces.each { |n| groups.delete(n.to_s) }

  groups.sort.each { |b, n| print_list(b, n) }
end

+ (Object) hidden_namespaces



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# File 'railties/lib/rails/generators.rb', line 163

def self.hidden_namespaces
  @hidden_namespaces ||= begin
    orm      = options[:rails][:orm]
    test     = options[:rails][:test_framework]
    template = options[:rails][:template_engine]
    css      = options[:rails][:stylesheet_engine]

    [
      "rails",
      "resource_route",
      "#{orm}:migration",
      "#{orm}:model",
      "#{test}:controller",
      "#{test}:helper",
      "#{test}:integration",
      "#{test}:mailer",
      "#{test}:model",
      "#{test}:scaffold",
      "#{test}:view",
      "#{template}:controller",
      "#{template}:scaffold",
      "#{template}:mailer",
      "#{css}:scaffold",
      "#{css}:assets",
      "css:assets",
      "css:scaffold"
    ]
  end
end

+ (Object) hide_namespaces(*namespaces) Also known as: hide_namespace



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# File 'railties/lib/rails/generators.rb', line 194

def hide_namespaces(*namespaces)
  hidden_namespaces.concat(namespaces)
end

+ (Object) invoke(namespace, args = ARGV, config = {})

Receives a namespace, arguments and the behavior to invoke the generator. It's used as the default entry point for generate, destroy and update commands.



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# File 'railties/lib/rails/generators.rb', line 153

def self.invoke(namespace, args=ARGV, config={})
  names = namespace.to_s.split(':')
  if klass = find_by_namespace(names.pop, names.any? && names.join(':'))
    args << "--help" if args.empty? && klass.arguments.any? { |a| a.required? }
    klass.start(args, config)
  else
    puts "Could not find generator #{namespace}."
  end
end

+ (Object) no_color!

Remove the color from output.



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# File 'railties/lib/rails/generators.rb', line 103

def self.no_color!
  Thor::Base.shell = Thor::Shell::Basic
end

+ (Object) options

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# File 'railties/lib/rails/generators.rb', line 82

def self.options #:nodoc:
  @options ||= DEFAULT_OPTIONS.dup
end

+ (Object) subclasses

Track all generators subclasses.



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# File 'railties/lib/rails/generators.rb', line 108

def self.subclasses
  @subclasses ||= []
end

+ (Object) templates_path

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# File 'railties/lib/rails/generators.rb', line 74

def self.templates_path #:nodoc:
  @templates_path ||= []
end