[Rake-devel] Bug? Shell output does not get printed in latest Rake releases

Hongli Lai hongli at phusion.nl
Sat Nov 1 15:44:41 EDT 2008

Hongli Lai wrote:
> The following Rake task
>   task :default do
>     sh "true"
>   end
> is supposed to cause Rake to print "true" on the terminal. Earlier 
> versions did this, but the latest version of Rake (0.8.3) does not. 
> According to --help, --verbose is turned on by default, and thus Rake is 
> supposed to print any shell commands by default.
> Running Rake with --verbose explicitly causes shell commands to be 
> printed, as does calling "RakeFileUtils.verbose_flag = true" in the 
> Rakefile.
> The offending line is in 'def sh' in rake.rb:
>       if RakeFileUtils.verbose_flag == :default
>         options[:verbose] = false
>       ...
>       end
>       ..
>       rake_output_message cmd.join(" ") if options[:verbose]
> Is this a bug? I think it is, but according to 'git blame', this 
> behavior was added in commit 5bf0bd6b2accbe, which dates back to April 
> 2008.

Any word on this?

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