Ruby script that uses rails views?

Hi All,

I want to write a ruby script that I can launch via a cron job

once a night.

This script would need to access a rails app that've created, it

would need to render a xml builder view in the app to text and save
the text as a xml file.

I've already written the rails view and and I have corresponding

controller action.

Is it possible to run a rails controller action from a ruby file

and saves its output to a file? Does anyone have any examples of how
one might do this? If you can’t run a controller action, is there
anyway to render a rails view to text from a ruby script?

Thanks in advance,
Janak

j s wrote:

controller action.

Is it possible to run a rails controller action from a ruby file

and saves its output to a file? Does anyone have any examples of how
one might do this? If you can’t run a controller action, is there
anyway to render a rails view to text from a ruby script?

For running an action from a script take a look at script/runner.

To save the contents of a rendered view to a file you can either turn on
caching for that action and grab that resulting view or you can use
render_to_string and then save that string to a file explicitly.


Michael W.

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