Forum: Ruby Running a script from a rake task?

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Sean H. (Guest)
on 2006-02-15 21:55
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Hi everyone,

I have 2 scripts (dbload.rb and import_people.rb) that I want to
include in a rake task.  How can I run an external script in a rake
task?  Do I have to shell out to do it?  Or should I just make those
scripts rake tasks?  For this dev environment, that might not be a bad

task :cleandb => [:db_schema_import] do
  # Run script/dbload.rb
  # Run script/import_people.rb

This is in a Rails environment, but I don't think it's a Rails
specific question, so I'm posting here.

Thank you!

James G. (Guest)
on 2006-02-15 22:10
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On Feb 15, 2006, at 1:53 PM, Sean H. wrote:

> Do I have to shell out to do it?

Try this:

> task :cleandb => [:db_schema_import] do
>   # Run script/dbload.rb

   ruby "script/dbload.rb"

>   # Run script/import_people.rb

   ruby "script/import_people.rb"

> end

Hope that helps.

James Edward G. II
Sean H. (Guest)
on 2006-02-15 22:28
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Good lord, it's that easy?  Silly me.

Thank you!

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