I can find the API documentation, but where is the documentation for the standard generators. The wiki has 3rd party generators- but I want to know specifically what generate controller does, and how it differs from generate scaffold, and what other generators there are. Where is this succinctly documented?
on 2005-12-22 18:50
on 2005-12-22 20:17
On Thu, Dec 22, 2005 at 06:50:38PM +0100, rover rhubarb wrote: > I can find the API documentation, but where is the documentation for the > standard generators. The wiki has 3rd party generators- but I want to > know specifically what generate controller does, and how it differs from > generate scaffold, and what other generators there are. > Where is this succinctly documented? Run it with no arguments: ruby script/generate controller marcel
on 2005-12-22 20:50
Hi Rover, You can get info of what buildin generatros are doing from the generator script itself with the -h option: [C:\rails\Projects\sa3]ruby script\generate -h controller Usage: script/generate controller ControllerName [options] General Options: -p, --pretend Run but do not make any changes. -f, --force Overwrite files that already exist. -s, --skip Skip files that already exist. -q, --quiet Suppress normal output. -t, --backtrace Debugging: show backtrace on errors. -h, --help Show this help message. -c, --svn Modify files with subversion. (Note: svn mu st be in path) Description: The controller generator creates stubs for a new controller and its views. The generator takes a controller name and a list of views as arguments. The controller name may be given in CamelCase or under_score and should not be suffixed with 'Controller'. To create a controller within a module, specify the controller name as 'module/controller'. The generator creates a controller class in app/controllers with view templates in app/views/controller_name, a helper class in app/helpers, and a functional test suite in test/functional. Example: ./script/generate controller CreditCard open debit credit close Credit card controller with URLs like /credit_card/debit. Controller: app/controllers/credit_card_controller.rb Views: app/views/credit_card/debit.rhtml [...] Helper: app/helpers/credit_card_helper.rb Test: test/functional/credit_card_controller_test.rb Modules Example: ./script/generate controller 'admin/credit_card' suspend late_fee Credit card admin controller with URLs /admin/credit_card/suspend. Controller: app/controllers/admin/credit_card_controller.rb Views: app/views/admin/credit_card/debit.rhtml [...] Helper: app/helpers/admin/credit_card_helper.rb Test: test/functional/admin/credit_card_controller_test.rb Regards, Marcin