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Rake complains about missing "default" task

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by RichardOnRails, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. RichardOnRails

    RichardOnRails Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    I got an example rakefile from the webpage
    http://jasonseifer.com/2010/04/06/rake-tutorial
    which displays "Published: April 6, 2010 at 4:25 AM"

    Below are my results from testing that rakefile in a Command window on
    WinXP-Pro/SP3 running Rails 2.3.5, where Rake complained "Don't know
    how to build task 'default'". How do I get it to run?

    Thanks in Advance,
    Richard

    === Command Window ===
    K:/Temp>dir
    Volume in drive K is K02-100G_NT
    Volume Serial Number is B00C-F65F

    Directory of K:/Temp

    07/09/2010 05:25 PM <DIR> .
    07/09/2010 05:25 PM <DIR> ..
    07/09/2010 05:01 PM 15 file_in.txt
    07/09/2010 05:21 PM 103 rakefile
    2 File(s) 118 bytes
    2 Dir(s) 56,653,742,080 bytes free

    K:/Temp>type rakefile
    directory "tmp"

    file "hello.tmp" => "tmp" do
    sh "echo 'Hello' >> 'tmp/hello.tmp'"
    end

    K:/Temp>rake
    (in K:/Temp)
    rake aborted!
    Don't know how to build task 'default'

    (See full trace by running task with --trace)

    K:/Temp>
     
  2. RichardOnRails

    RichardOnRails Flightless Bird

    On Jul 9, 5:37 pm, RichardOnRails
    <RichardDummyMailbox58...@USComputerGurus.com> wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I got an example rakefile from the webpagehttp://jasonseifer.com/2010/04/06/rake-tutorial
    > which displays "Published: April 6, 2010 at 4:25 AM"
    >
    > Below are my results from testing that rakefile in a Command window on
    > WinXP-Pro/SP3 running Rails 2.3.5, where Rake complained "Don't know
    > how to build task 'default'".  How do I get it to run?
    >
    > Thanks in Advance,
    > Richard
    >
    > === Command Window ===
    > K:/Temp>dir
    >  Volume in drive K is K02-100G_NT
    >  Volume Serial Number is B00C-F65F
    >
    >  Directory of K:/Temp
    >
    > 07/09/2010  05:25 PM    <DIR>          .
    > 07/09/2010  05:25 PM    <DIR>          ..
    > 07/09/2010  05:01 PM                15 file_in.txt
    > 07/09/2010  05:21 PM               103 rakefile
    >                2 File(s)            118 bytes
    >                2 Dir(s)  56,653,742,080 bytes free
    >
    > K:/Temp>type rakefile
    > directory "tmp"
    >
    >   file "hello.tmp" => "tmp" do
    >     sh "echo 'Hello' >> 'tmp/hello.tmp'"
    >   end
    >
    > K:/Temp>rake
    > (in K:/Temp)
    > rake aborted!
    > Don't know how to build task 'default'
    >
    > (See full trace by running task with --trace)
    >
    > K:/Temp>


    Woops! I posted this to the wrong NG. Sorry!
     

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