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#6427 ✓invalid
Pawel Barcik

rake tasks missing description

Reported by Pawel Barcik | February 13th, 2011 @ 04:25 PM

According to the rails guides page:

When you run :

rake --tasks --describe


rake --tasks

You should be able to see the db:test group of rake tasks as described in this paragraph "3.1.1 Rake Tasks for Preparing your Application for Testing"
but they dont appear.

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Vijay Dev

    Vijay Dev February 13th, 2011 @ 05:53 PM

    • Assigned user set to “Xavier Noria”

    rake --tasks does not show the tasks which do not have descriptions provided using the desc command if I remember right.

  • Jeff Kreeftmeijer

    Jeff Kreeftmeijer February 14th, 2011 @ 07:16 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “invalid”
    • Importance changed from “” to “Low”

    Rake doesn't show tasks without descriptions by default.


    Only tasks with descriptions will be displayed with the "-T" switch. Use "-P" (or "—prereqs") to get a list of all tasks and their prerequisites.

    So, if you want to see tasks without descriptions, use -P. I'm making this one as invalid since this is intended behavior.

    Thanks for reporting! :)

  • Vijay Dev

    Vijay Dev February 15th, 2011 @ 03:54 AM

    Good to know about the -P switch :)

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