class Rake::FileCreationTask

  1. lib/rake/file_creation_task.rb
Parent: Rake

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.


Public Instance

  1. needed?
  2. timestamp

Public Instance methods

needed? ()

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

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    # File lib/rake/file_creation_task.rb, line 13
13:     def needed?
14:       ! File.exist?(name)
15:     end
timestamp ()

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 19
19:     def timestamp
20:       Rake::EARLY
21:     end