rake Man page

Resume Wikipedia de Rake

Rake est un logiciel libre. C’est un « moteur de production », semblable à SCons et make. Il est écrit en Ruby et les Rakefiles (équivalents des makefiles) sont écrits en Ruby. Il a été créé par Jim Weirich (en).
Rake utilise le concept de bloc de fonction anonymes de Ruby pour définir les tâches. Il y a une bibliothèque de tâches courantes, par exemple, pour nettoyer les fichiers compilés (clean).
Rake est largement utilisé dans Ruby on Rails. Il fait maintenant partie de la bibliothèque standard de Ruby 1.9.

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rake – a make-like build utility for Ruby


rake [-f rakefile] {OPTIONS} TARGETS…


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


-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).

-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

-R, –rakelibdir RAKELIBDIR
Auto-import any .rake files in RAKELIBDIR (default is ‘rakelib’)


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

–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.

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 process‐

-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’ announce‐

-X, –no-deprecation-warnings
Disable the deprecation warnings.

Show commented tasks only

-A, –all
Show all tasks, even uncommented ones (in combination with -T or

–job-stats [LEVEL] Display job statistics. LEVEL=history displays a complete job

-V, –version
Display the program version.

-h, -H, –help
Display a help message.


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


rake was written by Jim Weirich

This manual was created by Caitlin Matos for
the Debian project (but may be used by others). It was inspired by the
manual by Jani Monoses for the Ubuntu project.

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