[Rake-devel] Passing Command Line Values to a Rakefile?

Charles F. I. Savage cfis at interserv.com
Sat Aug 20 18:46:53 EDT 2005

Excellent.   Thanks.


Jim Weirich wrote:
> On Saturday 20 August 2005 02:49 am, Charles F. I. Savage wrote:
>> However, I'd much rather be able to pass in the database name to the
>> script.  Thus something like this from a shell script or other Ruby code:
>> rake -f MyRakefile --options="database=test"
>> rake -f MyRakefile --options="database=deploy"
>> rake -f MyRakefile --options="database=production"
> You can say: 
>     rake -f MyRakefile DATABASE=production
> The specified value will be placed in the ENV hash (e.g. ENV['DATABASE']).
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