[Rake-devel] truncated task descriptions

Jason LaPier 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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