Forum: Ruby Rake tasks with parameters

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on 2006-04-28 18:51
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I have some Rake tasks (actually these are Rails tasks to load db
fixtures) that take parameters, for example:

  $ rake db:fixtures:load FIXTURES=foo,bar

What is the best way to make this type of task as dependency for some
other task ? Now I do  it this way:

task :setup => [:clean, :migrate, :load_foo_and_bar]

task :load_foo_and_bar do
  ENV['FIXTURES'] = 'foo,bar'

Maybe there is some cleaner way to do this kind of stuff ? BTW I don't
get any error information to stdout if load_foo_and_bar fails.
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