Running a script from a rake task?


#1

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
thing.

task :cleandb => [:db_schema_import] do

Run script/dbload.rb

Run script/import_people.rb

end

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

Thank you!

Sean


#2

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


#3

Good lord, it’s that easy? Silly me.

Thank you!

Sean