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     rake -- Ruby Make


     rake [--f Rakefile] [--version] [-CGNPgnqstv] [-D [PATTERN]] [-E CODE]
          [-I LIBDIR] [-R RAKELIBDIR] [-T [PATTERN]] [-e CODE] [-p CODE]
          [-r MODULE] [--rules] [variable=value] target ...


     Rake is a simple ruby(1) build program with capabilities similar to the
     regular make(1) command.

     Rake has the following features:

     o   Rakefiles (Rake's version of Makefiles) are completely defined in
         standard Ruby syntax.  No XML files to edit. No quirky Makefile syn-
         tax to worry about (is that a tab or a space?).

     o   Users can specify tasks with prerequisites.

     o   Rake supports rule patterns to synthesize implicit tasks.

     o   Flexible FileLists that act like arrays but know about manipulating
         file names and paths.

     o   A library of prepackaged tasks to make building rakefiles easier.


     --version           Display the program version.

                         Put Task and FileTask in the top level namespace

     -D [PATTERN]
     --describe [PATTERN]
                         Describe the tasks (matching optional PATTERN), then

     -E CODE
     --execute-continue CODE
                         Execute some Ruby code, then continue with normal
                         task processing.

     --nosystem          Use standard project Rakefile search paths, ignore
                         system wide rakefiles.

     -I LIBDIR
     --libdir LIBDIR     Include LIBDIR in the search path for required mod-

     --nosearch          Do not search parent directories for the Rakefile.

     --prereqs           Display the tasks and dependencies, then exit.

     --rakelib RAKELIBDIR
     --rakelibdir RAKELIBDIR
                         Auto-import any .rake files in RAKELIBDIR.  (default
                         is rakelib )

     -T [PATTERN]
     --tasks [PATTERN]   Display the tasks (matching optional PATTERN) with
                         descriptions, then exit.

     -e CODE
     --execute CODE      Execute some Ruby code and exit.

     -f FILE
     --rakefile FILE     Use FILE as the rakefile.

     --help              Prints a summary of options.

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

     --dry-run           Do a dry run without executing actions.

     -p CODE
     --execute-print CODE
                         Execute some Ruby code, print the result, then exit.

     --quiet             Do not log messages to standard output.

     -r MODULE
     --require MODULE    Require MODULE before executing rakefile.

     --silent            Like --quiet, but also suppresses the 'in directory'

     --trace             Turn on invoke/execute tracing, enable full back-

     --verbose           Log message to standard output (default).

     --rules             Trace the rules resolution.


     RAKE_SYSTEM  The directory path containing the system wide rakefiles.

                  Override the number of columns used for output, such as

     RAKEOPT      Used to provide default command line arguments to Rake.

     TAGS         Generate an Emacs TAGS file

     TEST         The list of test files will be overridden to include only
                  the filename specified on the command line.

                  This provides an easy way to run just one test.

     TEST_OPT     The given options are passed to the test process after a --

                  This allows Test::Unit options to be passed to the test

     HOMEPATH     The standard directory containing system wide rake files on
                  Win 32 systems.


     ruby(1) make(1)


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     Rake is written by Jim Weirich <>

UNIX                           November 7, 2012                           UNIX

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