[Rake-devel] truncated task descriptions
jason.lapier at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 19:54:57 EST 2008
On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 1:08 PM, Jim Weirich <jim.weirich at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 25, 2008, at 3:55 PM, Jason LaPier wrote:
> > This is an extremely trivial point, so don't spend too much time on it
> > :) I understand the rationale behind the truncation of task
> > descriptions in 'rake -T' but I find the 80 column limit a little too
> > condensed for my personal tastes. I whipped up a rake task that
> > displays tasks and allows me to specify my column limit with an
> > environment variable. Something like:
> > $ export RAKE_DESC_COLS=180
> > $ rake t
> > $ rake t[some-pattern]
> > The rake task is detailed here:
> > http://offtheline.net/2008/2/24/rake-and-truncated-task-descriptions
> > If anyone thinks they might find this useful, I'd be willing to create
> > a patch (to work with '-T' rather than a task named 't'). Let me know
> > if you'd prefer using an environment variable or another command-line
> > switch. Personally, I like the environment variable because I can
> > stick it in my .bashrc and have different column width depending on
> > what computer I'm in front of.
> I would accept a patch that allowed an environment variable to set the
> column width for -T. Don't forget unit tests.
> -- Jim Weirich
> -- jim.weirich at gmail.com
Cool, thanks. Patch file attached (test included).
- Jason L.
My Rails and Linux Blog: http://offtheline.net
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