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Rake Task Management Essentials

By : Andrey Koleshko
Book Image

Rake Task Management Essentials

By: Andrey Koleshko

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Rake Task Management Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

The characteristics of the file task dependencies

In real life, we encounter more complicated examples like we have just seen. Often, a project build contains a lot of transformations of many files.

Consider that you have a blog and it contains a lot of articles. To build the site, you have to translate each chapter from the Markdown format to HTML. This will allow you to publish the blog on the Internet.


Markdown is a plain text formatting syntax designed so that it can be optionally converted to HTML using a tool by the same name. More about this can be found at

To convert articles from Markdown to HTML, we will use the pandoc ( command-line utility. If you use Linux, your system's package manager may already contain it, and the installation is very easy. Use the following command to install pandoc:

$ apt-get install pandoc


If you want to know more about the utility, or if you have some other operating system and...