Ruby on Rails 2.1 - Rake Utility


Rake is a utility similar to make in Unix. You can say Rake is the make of ruby - the R uby m AKE. Rails defines a number of tasks to help you.

Here is a list of various important commands supported by Rake:

  • rake db:fixtures:load - Load fixtures into the current environment's database. Load specific fixtures using FIXTURES=x,y

  • rake db:migrate - Migrate the database through scripts in db/migrate. Target specific version with VERSION=x

  • rake db:schema:dump - Create a db/schema.rb file that can be portably used against any DB supported by AR.

  • rake db:schema:load - Load a schema.rb file into the database.

  • rake db:sessions:clear - Clear the sessions table.

  • rake db:sessions:create - Creates a sessions table for use with CGI::Session::ActiveRecordStore.

  • rake db:structure:dump - Dump the database structure to a SQL file.

  • rake db:test:clone - Recreate the test database from the current environment's database schema.

  • rake db:test:clone_structure - Recreate the test databases from the development structure.

  • rake db:test:prepare - Prepare the test database and load the schema.

  • rake db:test:purge - Empty the test database.

  • rake doc:appBuild the app HTML Files.

  • rake doc:clobber_app - Remove rdoc products.

  • rake doc:clobber_plugins - Remove plugin documentation.

  • rake doc:clobber_rails Remove rdoc products.

  • rake doc:plugins - Generate documation for all installed plugins.

  • rake doc:rails - Build the rails HTML Files.

  • rake doc:reapp - Force a rebuild of the RDOC files

  • rake doc:rerails - Force a rebuild of the RDOC files

  • rake log:clear - Truncates all *.log files in log/ to zero bytes

  • rake rails:freeze:edge - Lock this application to latest Edge Rails. Lock a specific revision with REVISION=X.

  • rake rails:freeze:gems - Lock this application to the current gems (by unpacking them into vendor/rails)

  • rake rails:unfreeze - Unlock this application from freeze of gems or edge and return to a fluid use of system gems

  • rake rails:update - Update both scripts and public/javascripts from Rails.

  • rake rails:update:javascripts - Update your javascripts from your current rails install.

  • rake rails:update:scripts - Add new scripts to the application script/ directory.

  • rake stats - Report code statistics (KLOCs, etc) from the application.

  • rake test - Test all units and functionals

  • rake test:functionals - Run tests for functionalsdb:test:prepare

  • rake test:integration - Run tests for integrationdb:test:prepare

  • rake test:plugins - Run tests for pluginsenvironment

  • rake test:recent - Run tests for recentdb:test:prepare

  • rake test:uncommitted - Run tests for uncommitteddb:test:prepare

  • rake test:units - Run tests for unitsdb:test:prepare

  • rake tmp:cache:clear - Clears all files and directories in tmp/cache

  • rake tmp:clear - Clear session, cache, and socket files from tmp/

  • rake tmp:create - Creates tmp directories for sessions, cache, and sockets

  • rake tmp:sessions:clear - Clears all files in tmp/sessions

  • rake tmp:sockets:clear - Clears all ruby_sess.* files in tmp/sessions