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  • rake/file_utils.rb

FileUtils

Constants

LN_SUPPORTED
RUBY

Path to the currently running Ruby program

Public Instance Methods

ruby(*args, &block) click to toggle source

Run a Ruby interpreter with the given arguments.

Example:

ruby %Q{-pe '$_.upcase!' <README}
 
               # File rake/file_utils.rb, line 91
def ruby(*args, &block)
  options = (Hash === args.last) ? args.pop : {}
  if args.length > 1
    sh(*([RUBY] + args + [options]), &block)
  else
    sh("#{RUBY} #{args.first}", options, &block)
  end
end
            
safe_ln(*args) click to toggle source

Attempt to do a normal file link, but fall back to a copy if the link fails.

 
               # File rake/file_utils.rb, line 104
def safe_ln(*args)
  if ! LN_SUPPORTED[0]
    cp(*args)
  else
    begin
      ln(*args)
    rescue StandardError, NotImplementedError
      LN_SUPPORTED[0] = false
      cp(*args)
    end
  end
end
            
sh(*cmd, &block) click to toggle source

Run the system command cmd. If multiple arguments are given the command is run directly (without the shell, same semantics as Kernel::exec and Kernel::system).

It is recommended you use the multiple argument form over interpolating user input for both usability and security reasons. With the multiple argument form you can easily process files with spaces or other shell reserved characters in them. With the multiple argument form your rake tasks are not vulnerable to users providing an argument like ; rm # -rf /.

If a block is given, upon command completion the block is called with an OK flag (true on a zero exit status) and a Process::Status object. Without a block a RuntimeError is raised when the command exits non-zero.

Examples:

sh 'ls -ltr'

sh 'ls', 'file with spaces'

# check exit status after command runs
sh %Q{grep pattern file} do |ok, res|
  if ! ok
    puts "pattern not found (status = #{res.exitstatus})"
  end
end
 
               # File rake/file_utils.rb, line 45
def sh(*cmd, &block)
  options = (Hash === cmd.last) ? cmd.pop : {}
  shell_runner = block_given? ? block : create_shell_runner(cmd)
  set_verbose_option(options)
  options[:noop] ||= Rake::FileUtilsExt.nowrite_flag
  Rake.rake_check_options options, :noop, :verbose
  Rake.rake_output_message cmd.join(" ") if options[:verbose]

  unless options[:noop]
    res = rake_system(*cmd)
    status = $?
    status = Rake::PseudoStatus.new(1) if !res && status.nil?
    shell_runner.call(res, status)
  end
end
            
split_all(path) click to toggle source

Split a file path into individual directory names.

Example:

split_all("a/b/c") =>  ['a', 'b', 'c']
 
               # File rake/file_utils.rb, line 122
def split_all(path)
  head, tail = File.split(path)
  return [tail] if head == '.' || tail == '/'
  return [head, tail] if head == '/'
  return split_all(head) + [tail]
end