Class: Rake::FileCreationTask

Inherits:
FileTask show all
Defined in:
lib/rake/file_creation_task.rb

Overview

A FileCreationTask is a file task that when used as a dependency will be needed if and only if the file has not been created. Once created, it is not re-triggered if any of its dependencies are newer, nor does trigger any rebuilds of tasks that depend on it whenever it is updated.

Instance Attribute Summary

Attributes inherited from Task

#actions, #already_invoked, #application, #locations, #order_only_prerequisites, #prerequisites, #scope, #sources

Instance Method Summary collapse

Methods inherited from FileTask

scope_name

Methods inherited from Task

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Constructor Details

This class inherits a constructor from Rake::Task

Instance Method Details

#needed?Boolean

Is this file task needed? Yes if it doesn't exist.

Returns:

  • (Boolean)

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# File 'lib/rake/file_creation_task.rb', line 14

def needed?
  !File.exist?(name)
end

#timestampObject

Time stamp for file creation task. This time stamp is earlier than any other time stamp.


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# File 'lib/rake/file_creation_task.rb', line 20

def timestamp
  Rake::EARLY
end